Syed Nadeem Shah, Japan's Honorary Council General for Quetta Balochistan. photo taken from social media

News Desk: 

Japan’s Honorary Council General for Quetta Balochistan, Syed Nadeem Shah on Thursday informed that the Japanese government has given seven million dollars to Pakistan for the rehabilitation of the flood-affected people.

Talking to the media, he said that the torrential monsoon rains have caused much damage in Pakistan. Nearly one-third of the country is flooded, which has completely destroyed the infrastructure of these areas.

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“The amount of damage will exceed 30 billion dollars”, Mr. Nadeem Shah stated. We need aid on a larger scale for the restoration, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of the flood-affected areas.

Mr. Nadeem Shah also added that there is a shortage of food and shelter in these areas. Water-born diseases have also broken out, and the government, private NGOs, and social activists must provide clean drinking water, tents, medicine, and medical staff to save people from diseases.

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Pakistan is prone to all-natural disasters caused by climate change as it ranks 5th vulnerable country to climate change. The International community is continuously providing support to Pakistan to cope with floods and restore the damages caused by flood waves.

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