More than 1,700 people have been killed in floods that continue to submerge parts of Pakistan. Amid this crisis, activists are demanding debt cancellation and climate reparations.
A convergence of factors such as extreme heat waves, melting glaciers, and heavy monsoon rainfall explains the scale of floods in the country. All these factors are connected to climate change
Around 33 million people are severely affected in the worst flooding Pakistan has experienced in a decade, with over 1000 people dead and massive damage caused to infrastructure and livestock
Following a prolonged heatwave that commenced in March this year, unusually heavy monsoon rains have caused widespread damage to the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable sections of Pakistani society
Within a month, rains have partially or fully damaged over 1000 houses, including five bridges, and power stations across the country. Meanwhile, parts of the country also suffer from a lack of potable water
Since March 2022, Pakistan has been experiencing an unprecedented heatwave and a series of extreme climate events ranging from flash floods to forest fires. Experts have expressed concerns about the catastrophic impact on the health and livelihoods of the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in the country