The precedent set by unprecedented rainfall: Lessons to be learnt from disastrous flooding in Pakistan
Medical College Pakistan
Pakistan has suffered heavy losses due to the torrential monsoon rains of 2022. With obliterated infrastructure and rising disease burden, the nation is still reeling from the dismal aftermath. It is critical to understand that such catastrophes are not a 1-time calamity but are likely to become more frequent with growing severity of the climate crisis. These losses point to a more systemic problem that is a lack of preparedness, and without sustainable long-term measures in place, the nation remains just as vulnerable to the next 'unpredictable' weather contingency. Prior planning and effective allocation of resources can help develop a proactive response to future disasters of this magnitude.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Fatimi, A. S.,
(2023). The precedent set by unprecedented rainfall: Lessons to be learnt from disastrous flooding in Pakistan. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 17, e411.
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