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Flood affectees may cross 33 million: Climate Change Minister

Sherry Rehman, Federal Minister of Climate Change, cautioned on Sunday (August 28) that the number of people affected by the floods could exceed 33 million if the flooding continues.

She stated that the government is spearheading the humanitarian response, with the backing of the United Nations (UN) and other humanitarian organizations.

“The Kabul River is still at extremely high flood level in Nowshera as more than 300,000 cusecs of water was crossing the river,” she added, adding that water levels in the Indus River at Taunsa, Sukkur, and Chashma are at “high flood level” with 500,000 cusecs.

Sherry Rehman described the floods as “a perfect storm,” adding that while unrelenting rains battered the southern sections of the country, floods in the Indus River destroyed the northern areas.

She stated that while the rain has stopped in some regions, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Pakistan Army have increased rescue efforts.

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