Pakistan sets up aid camps in flood-hit areas

Pakistan sets up aid camps in flood-hit areas

Government agencies and army have set up aid and relief camps in flood-hit areas and are working to help relocate families and provide food and medicine.

The National Disaster Management Authority said on Friday that more than 46,200 houses were damaged by the flooding, as well as the deaths.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said during a visit to stricken areas, "we're doing our best to provide extensive relief and rehabilitation for flood victims."

The Balochistan provincial government said it needed more funds and appealed to international organizations for assistance.

The province's chief minister, Abdul Qudoos Bezenjo, said that the province's losses are massive. Pakistan's largest city was battered by torrential rain as climate crisis makes weather more unpredictable. There were food shortages in every district affected by the flooding, with some being disconnected from the rest of the province due to more than 700 kilometers of roads being washed away. Bezenjo said his province needed huge help from the government and international aid agencies. The past month was the wettest in three decades with 133% more rain than the average for the past 30 years, according to the disaster authority. The disaster agency said that Balochistan, which borders Iran and Afghanistan, received 305% more rain than the annual average.