2022 Pakistan floods

summer 2022 floods in Pakistan

Since June 2022, floods in Pakistan have killed at least 1,191 people, including 399 children. The floods were caused by monsoon rains and melting glaciers. It is the world's deadliest flood since the 2017 South Asian floods.[1] On August 25, Pakistan declared a state of emergency because of the flooding.[2] By August 29, it was said that around 'one-third' of the country was underwater.[3] By September 2, the death toll passed 1,200.[4]

A bird's-eye view photo taken during 2022 Pakistan floods
A bird's-eye view of Shahdadkot city covered with floodwater in September 2022.

References change

  1. "Pakistan Floods 'Worst In Country's History', Says PM Sharif". Barron's. Agence France Presse. 30 August 2022. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  2. Abbas, Zaki (26 August 2022). "Pakistan declares emergency in the face of calamitous floods". Dawn. Archived from the original on 26 August 2022. Retrieved 26 August 2022.
  3. Siddiqui, Tahir (30 August 2022). "Floods inflict $10bn losses across Pakistan". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 30 August 2022.
  4. "Death toll from Pakistan floods passes 1,200 as more rain forecast". Sky News. Retrieved 2 September 2022.