2022 Monsoon Rains Kill Over 1,000 In Afghanistan And Pakistan
More than 1,000 people have been killed by flooding in Pakistan and Afghanistan this summer as heavy rains have pummeled the region. In Pakistan, at least 937 people have died, another 50,000 are now homeless, and a total of 33 million have been affected, the country's Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman told reporters Thursday. At least 182 Afghans have also been killed and residents of Logar province say the flooding is unprecedented. The monsoon season has dumped double the average year's rainfall on Pakistan so far in 2022, setting off “a humanitarian disaster driven by climate change,” Rehman said.
(Climate Signals Background: Extreme precipitation increase)
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