Can Pakistan handle the worst flooding in decades? | Climate Crisis

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At least 1,100 people have died in two months of torrential monsoon rains.

Although monsoon rains are an annual occurrence in Pakistan, this year’s flood caused the most devastating floods in most people’s memory.

Some provinces have received five times more rainfall than average since June. The climate change minister has called it a “climate-driven humanitarian disaster of monumental proportions”.

More than 1,100 people have died and hundreds of thousands have lost their homes.

Can Pakistan deal with a humanitarian crisis? And how to blame climate change?

Presenters: Rob Matheson


Dawar Butt – environmental policy analyst

Sara Hayat – lawyer specializing in climate change policy

Peter Ophoff – head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Pakistan

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