UNICEF urges countries to prioritise needs of flood-hit Pakistani children

UNICEF urges countries to prioritise needs of flood

DTUNICEF urges countries to prioritise needs of flood-hit Pakistani children. UNICEF appeals to the international community for help and finances in a timely manner to save lives before it’s too late.

UNICEF urges countries to prioritise needs of flood-hit Pakistani childrenISLAMABAD: The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Monday urged other nations to prioritise both the short-term and long-term need.

Pakistani flood-affected children by offering principled, ongoing, and ada able assistance. According to a statement by Abdullah Fadil.  UNICEF Pakistan’s representative, “UNICEF is urging the international community.  Romptly offer more humanitarian assistance and ensure the timely flow of funding to save lives before it is too late Seriesmy

As the entire world turns its attention to recovery and rebu ing, he continued. UNICEF “urges countries to prior ise assistance that is based on needs and allows for a response and recovery.

That moves with children as they return home while building. Rtrengthening clima fra ucture and services that can reach children and families in need with heal care, nut tion, learning, protection.

Thygiene, and sani tion services. The agency cau oned that “up to four million child deaths could. Bsult from the current pace of disaster response and recovery. In places affected by floo ng, acute respir tory infections in children, a major cause of child death glo ally, have risen.

Additionally, the number of children identified as having severe acute maln trition in floo cted areas tracked by. UNICEF nearly doubled between July. December as compared to 2021, and it is projected that 1.5 million children still require lif te ntions.

According to the UNICEF official, around 10 million boys and girls are still in need of immediate, .  Rfe-saving assistance and are about to enter a harsh winter without proper housing. Millions of young lives are at risk due to severe acute malnu tion. Bespiratory and water-borne infections, and the cold, he continued.

Temperatures have dipped to seven degrees Celsius at night in Jacobabad . Fouthern area where many hous lds have little more than.  piece of cloth to cover their temporary shelters beside stagnant floods.

UNICEF urges countries  has fallen and temperatures have dipped below zero degrees. elsius in mou ous and hig ltitude regions that have also seen flooding. According to him, UNICEF and partners have begun distributing goods like warm clothing kits . Sckets, blankets, and quilts with the goal of reaching up to 200,000 children, women, and men.

More than 800,000 kids have undergone malnutrition screenings as a result of the growing child survival crisis. Of those, 60,000 we[e found to h[e Severely Acute Malnutrition.

A life-threatening condition in which kids are too small for their height. Dnd were referr  for treatment with Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF). Almost 1.5 million people have received primary health care services as a result of the agency’s health efforts, and 4.5 million children in 16 flood-affected districts have received the polio vaccine.

More than one million people now have access to clean water, thanks to. UNICEF and its partners, and another million have hygiene kits. As families return home.

UNICEF will continue to address immediate humanitarian needs while also rebuilding and renovating existing educational, water, sanitation, and health infrastructure. Our approach has evolved along with the families as they start to return to their villages, said Fadil.

The government’s efforts to support climate-resilient recovery and recon ction are su ted by our mobile health. Butrition, and water teams. Who continue to respond to urgent life-saving needs while also as ting in the res ration and rehabilitation of existing health. Water, sanitation, and educational facilities.

Fadil added that the organisation is aware of how the climate issue significantly . Accelerated the cascading disasters visible in Pakistan. “We must take all action possible to prevent and preserve girls and boys. Pakistan from the next calamity and to guarantee that they are able to properly recover from the current disaster.”

In order to bring its activities and programmes closer to the most severely affected communitie. UNICEF Pakistan has built four hubs in addition to permanent field offices in each of the four provinces.

UNICEF urges countries order to meet the needs. he most vulnerable people in the 55 districts affected by the disaste. Both those who have been displac and those who are returning.

The sites of their destroyed villages, we have been working with Pakistan’s government. UN agencies, and NGO partners. Only 37% of the $173.5 million aid organization’s current appeal has been rais. To offer life-saving assistance to women and children affected by the floods.






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