Pregnant women and children are the worst victims of floods in Pakistan

Pregnant women and children are the worst victims of floods in Pakistan

Islamabad. At present, Pakistan is badly affected by floods, due to which especially the poor section is facing great difficulties. On top of that, if a woman is pregnant, then there is no end to the problems for her. There are thousands of pregnant women in Pakistan who have to go through flood waters while going for delivery. A report of the Sindh government has said that considering the kind of situation there, more women may have to face such sad circumstances. According to statistics, out of lakhs of people displaced by the severe floods in Sindh province of Pakistan, more than one lakh women are pregnant and they are not getting any kind of medical facility.

On the other hand, the World Health Organization has expressed the possibility of an outbreak of water-borne diseases in Pakistan in the wake of the devastating floods. The WHO chief said in a statement that the water supply in the flood-affected areas of Pakistan has been disrupted, leading to the non-availability of pure drinking water to the people and leading to cholera and other diseases. The WHO has advised the flood-affected areas of Pakistan and especially the people of the worst-hit Sindh province to take extra precautions. At the same time, the doctors of Sindh also say that the cases of cholera are increasing.

Let us tell you that according to the United Nations, the lives of more than 15 million children have been badly affected due to the severe floods in Pakistan, out of which at least 34 lakh children need immediate help. The situation in the flood-hit areas of Pakistan is dire and malnourished children there are battling diarrhea, dengue fever, and painful skin diseases. At least 528 children have died due to the floods. Young children in Pakistan are forced to live in the open with their families, facing new risks and dangers due to the loss of drinking water, food, and family livelihood due to floods. Children are also facing dangers like snakes, and scorpion bites due to being in the midst of damaged buildings and flood waters. In addition, thousands of schools, water-distribution systems, and infrastructure such as hospitals have been destroyed or damaged.

UNICEF says the sad reality is that without help many more children could lose their lives. Many women are suffering from anemia and are unable to feed their children. They are sick and unable to breastfeed. The number of children lost in floods is increasing continuously. On the other hand, according to the National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan, so far 1,545 people have died and 12,850 people have been injured in the severe floods caused by three decades of record rains.

However, in the midst of all this, the rulers of Pakistan are just intoxicated with power. Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif is in New York these days to attend the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, but even there, instead of seeking help for his country, he is chanting the slogan of Kashmir. The people of such a country are only relying on God because UNICEF has also said that we have received very little of the international help we had sought for Pakistan. People all over the world know that the money that will go to corrupt Pakistan will be stifled by its rulers or that money will be used to spread jihad and terrorism. The help sent in the name of floods will not reach the Pakistani flood victims, so people are hesitant to give money to Pakistan.

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