Pakistani Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehmen: ‘The images are heartbreaking’
11 September 2022 | 7:40 am
Pakistani Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehmen: 'The images are heartbreaking'
A report released by Amnesty International marking one year since the withdrawal of US and NATO troops concludes that the Taliban has decimated the rights of girls and women in Afghanistan. To understand exactly what's happening in the country today, FRANCE 24 spoke to Dr. Habiba Sarabi, a former Afghan minister for women's affairs and former governor of Bamiyan province. She urged the international community to "take responsibility for the Afghan people and Afghan women in particular".
Despite gaining independence 75 years ago, Pakistan has yet to rid itself of economic and political crises.
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A court in Pakistan granted temporary bail to former Prime Minister Imran Khan on charges of terrorism, shielding the ousted leader from arrest until September 1.
Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif met with foreign diplomats to brief them about the situation in Pakistan. Torrential rains have caused heavy floods, killing 937 and affecting around 3 million people.
Authorities are racing to evacuate residents as provinces brace for more flooding. Pakistan's top climate official Sherry Rahman tells DW much of the country "resembles a small ocean."
Pakistan's Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman on floods
Flooding has damaged crops in Pakistan's southern breadbasket, leading Islamabad to consider imports from India. Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says recovery could cost more than $10 billion.
Local and international health officials have said that waterborne diseases could spread rapidly under the current conditions. Hundreds of clinics have been damaged and many survivors are unable to reach doctors.
First the glaciers melt, then the heavens open. As Pakistan bails out from unprecedented monsoon flooding comes the stark realisation that this is not some freak of nature, it is the new normal for a nation that scientists rank among the most vulnerable to global warming. We ask about the challenges faced by rescuers.
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