UN / PAKISTAN UPDATE

27-Sep-2022 00:02:35
The outbreaks of vector-borne and water-borne diseases are a growing concern in Sindh and Balochistan provinces in Pakistan, where many districts remain inundated by floodwaters, a UN spokesperson said. UNIFEED / FILE
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STORY: UN / PAKISTAN UPDATE
TRT: 02:35
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 27 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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RECENT - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

27 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at to podium
3. Wide shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The outbreaks of vector-borne and water-borne diseases are a growing concern in Sindh and Balochistan provinces, where many districts remain inundated by floodwaters. The floods have also damaged nearly 1,500 health facilities across the country, including more than 300 refrigerators and solar power systems, which is disrupting vaccine cold chains. Assessments are continuing, but an estimated 7.9 million people remain displaced by the catastrophic floods.  Nearly 600,000 people are living in relief camps, and more than 7,000 schools across Pakistan are being used as temporary relief camps. More than two million houses have been damaged by the heavy rains and floods. More than 25,000 schools and 13,000 km of roads have also reportedly been damaged. We and our humanitarian partners are continuing to scale up our response and have reached more than 1.6 million people in different areas who have been impacted by the floods.”
5. Wide shot, end of briefing

FILE - 10 SEPTEMBER 2022, SINDH / BALOCHISTAN, PAKISTAN

6. Various shots, aerial views of flooded towns and agricultural lands
7. Various shots, IDP tents
8. Various shots, flooded areas and IDP tents
9. Various shots, displaced families and farm animals at IDP site
STORYLINE
The outbreaks of vector-borne and water-borne diseases are a growing concern in Sindh and Balochistan provinces in Pakistan, where many districts remain inundated by floodwaters, a UN spokesperson said today (27 Sep).

The Spokesperson for Secretary-General António Guterres, Stéphane Dujarric, said, “floods have also damaged nearly 1,500 health facilities across the country, including more than 300 refrigerators and solar power systems, which is disrupting vaccine cold chains.”

An estimated 7.9 million people remain displaced by the catastrophic floods, Dujarric said, and added that “nearly 600,000 people are living in relief camps, and more than 7,000 schools across Pakistan are being used as temporary relief camps.”

 More than two million houses have been damaged by the heavy rains and floods. More than 25,000 schools and 13,000 km of roads have also reportedly been damaged. We and our humanitarian partners are continuing to scale up our response and have reached more than 1.6 million people in different areas who have been impacted by the floods.”

More than 1,300 lives have been lost, and according to the United Nations, tens of millions of people are now homeless, one-third of this vast country is submerged, and livestock and crops have been wiped out. Moreover, education and learning has been interrupted for an estimated 3.5 million children, including in at least 61 refugee schools.
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