As the world grapples with the escalating crisis of climate change, it is becoming increasingly evident that its effects are far from equitable. While the entire planet is feeling the consequences of a warming climate, it is the low-income communities and developing countries that bear the heaviest burden. From disrupted livelihoods to increased vulnerability to extreme weather events, these marginalised populations face a disproportionate impact from climate change that demands urgent attention and action.
In the summer of 2022, Pakistan faced the worst floods in its history, affecting 33 million people, destroying over one million homes and flooding 2 million acres of crops. For months, the affected population had no access to clean drinking water, and the standing flood water became a breeding ground for vector-borne diseases like malaria and diarrhoea.
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