COAS to visit flood-affected areas in Sindh: ISPR

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, will visit flood-affected areas in Sindh. During the visit, COAS will visit flood relief camps established by Pak Army in Noshero Feroz.

On Thursday, according to ISPR, General Bajwa will also be flown for an aerial assessment of the latest situation in flood-affected areas of Sindh.

United Nations (UN) Under Secretary General Department of Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix also called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday.

During the meeting at GHQ, matters of mutual interests and the overall regional security situation were discussed.

Floods from the heavy rains in Pakistan have overflowed rivers, canals, and lakes; destroyed entire communities, covered highways, damaged millions of acres of crops, and also left millions of people without homes.

Nearly 1,700 people have been killed in floods caused by heavy monsoon rains and melting glaciers in a crisis that the government and the UN have blamed on climate change.

The UN has also increased its request last week to $816 million.

According to the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for Pakistan Julien Harneis, “We need all of this money, and we need it now.”

However, Climate Home’s analysis of UN statistics reveals that wealthy nations have so far fallen short of providing even enough help to satisfy the UN’s initial demand.

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