This year, the monsoon rain hit the whole of Pakistan fiercely and created the most fragile conditions. One-third of the whole population of Pakistan became under the wrath of the deadly flood. Myriad people became homeless and their all livelihoods were washed away. As per the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) figures, 1338 people have lost their lives. 

In addition to this, the United States Nations Children Emergency Fund (Unicef) report estimates that more than 1200 people, including around 400 children have lost their lives. Hundreds of thousands of homes have been destroyed, while many public health facilities, water systems, and schools have been destroyed or damaged.

Apart from this, some other figures also show that 18,590 schools have been damaged or destroyed in floods sweeping across Pakistan and 670,000 children have been affected and their educational journey affected badly. The most affected areas are Sindh and Balochistan. These are already underprivileged people but this horrific disaster added insult to their injuries.

The rehabilitation process needed to be fast. Both the federal and provincial governments must be with the affected in this time of difficulty and help them out from this distress.

MUHAMMAD SHOAIB,

Quetta.