World Bank pledges $2 billion for flood-ravaged Pakistan

9/25/2022 5:28:00 PM

After devastating floods that left more than 1,600 dead in Pakistan, the World Bank says it will provide about $2 billion in aid to the country.

After devastating floods that left more than 1,600 dead in Pakistan, the World Bank says it will provide about $2 billion in aid to the country.

The World Bank says it will provide about $2 billion in aid to Pakistan, ravaged by floods that have killed more than 1,600 people this year, the largest pledge of assistance so far

By September 25, 2022, 5:46 AM 6:02 A Pakistani patient suffering from dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease, is treated in an isolation ward, at a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Sept.billions more in support to fossil fuels through policy based lending and financial intermediaries.Follow Us.World Bank head says he’s not a climate denier, won’t quit By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER September 23, 2022 GMT FILE - David Malpass, president of the World Bank Group, arrives for a meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at Kishida's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, Sept.

24, 2022.Pakistan has deployed thousands of additional doctors and paramedics in the country's worst flood-hit province to contain the spread of diseases that have killed hundreds of people among the flood victims, officials said Friday.“The investments by the World Bank in Africa continue to fuel the impacts of the climate crisis experienced by communities across the continent,” said Dean Bhekumuzi Bhebhe of Power Shift Africa.(AP Photo/Fareed Khan) The Associated Press ISLAMABAD -- The World Bank said it will provide about $2 billion in aid to Pakistan, ravaged by floods that have killed more than 1,600 people this year, the largest pledge of assistance so far.Unprecedented monsoon rains and flooding this year — which many experts attribute to climate change — have also injured some 13,000 people across the country since mid-June.The World Bank must act now to end all fossil fuel finance and invest in sustainable, renewable energy for all.The floods have displaced millions and destroyed crops, half a million homes and thousands of kilometers (miles) of roads.13, 2022.

The World Bank’s vice president for South Asia, Martin Raiser, announced the pledge in an overnight statement after concluding his first official visit to the country Saturday."It's clear that greenhouse gas emissions are coming from manmade sources, including fossil fuels, methane, agricultural uses and industrial uses," he said.“We are deeply saddened by the loss of lives and livelihoods due to the devastating floods and we are working with the federal and provincial governments to provide immediate relief to those who are most affected,” he said.Raiser met with federal ministers and the chief minister of southern Sindh province, the most affected region, where he toured the badly hit Dadu district." And in a note to World Bank staff, which was obtained by Reuters, the"sharp increase in the use of coal, diesel, and heavy fuel oil in both advanced economies and developing countries is creating another wave of the climate crisis.Thousands of makeshift medical camps for flood survivors have been set up in the province, where the National Disaster Management Authority said outbreaks of typhoid, malaria and dengue fever have killed at least 300 people.The death toll prompted the World Health Organization last week to raise the alarm about a “second disaster,” with doctors on the ground racing to battle outbreaks."It's clear that greenhouse-gas emissions from human activity are adding to, are causing, climate change," Malpass told the newspaper.Instead, he said, “I am not a scientist.

“As an immediate response, we are repurposing funds from existing World Bank-financed projects to support urgent needs in health, food, shelter, rehabilitation and cash transfers," Raiser said.The World Bank agreed last week in a meeting with Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on the sidelines of the U.But the news service noted that the World Bank “has so far resisted pressure from European board members and climate campaigners to phase out fossil fuel financing entirely.N.General Assembly to provide $850 million in flood relief for Pakistan.That wasn't enough to quiet the controversy.The $2 billion figure includes that amount.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s clear that greenhouse gas emissions from human activity are causing climate change,” Malpass said in the Friday interview.

Raiser said the bank is working with provincial authorities to begin as quickly as possible repairing infrastructure and housing and “restore livelihoods, and to help strengthen Pakistan’s resilience to climate-related risks.As the World Bank's largest shareholder, the United States appoints the head of the bank.We are envisaging financing of about $2 billion to that effect." Over the past two months, Pakistan has sent nearly 10,000 doctors, nurses and other medical staff to tend to survivors in Sindh province.S.Top Stories.

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