Asia Bizz: Pakistan Floods- 3.5 Million Children Are At Risk From Water Borne Diseases

The deadly floods in Pakistan have invited many unwanted problems for its citizens besides taking a huge toll on land and property. New reports state that water borne diseases caused from the flood water are risking the lives of as many as 3.5 million people – mainly children.


Maurizio Giuliano, the Spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said, “Up to 3.5 million children are at high risk of deadly water-borne diseases, such as watery diarrhea and dysentery.”

He added, “What concerns us the most is water and health. Clean water is essential to prevent deadly water-borne diseases. Water during the flood has been contaminated badly. There is a shortage of clean water.”

The Government of Pakistan has so far not confirmed any such cases to the UN. The World Health Organization (WHO) is also keeping its hands ready, if in case any ‘Cholera’ cases arise. The UN, though has not been able to help the flood victims to a great extent.


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