SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
28 September 2022
Asia and the Pacific
Publications
SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
26 September 2022
Asia and the Pacific
Publications
SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The floods in Pakistan have caused extensive loss of life and devastation. Approximately 33 million inhabitants are reported to have been affected, while preliminary estimates indicate that around 7.6 million people may be temporarily displaced.
26 September 2022
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being
At the scenes of the mudslides and flash floods that killed over 500 people and displaced approximately 6000 others, volunteers played amazingly important roles in very many ways. According to Pieter Peters*, a resident of the downstream Kamayama community, rescuing people that were being washed away as well as recovering the dead from the gushing streams was frightening, but, he says, it had to be done. “We pulled both living and dead people from the flood waters in large numbers.”
24 November 2017
West and Central Africa
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation
Volunteer Sonali Rani Das works as a nurse and has been a member of the mobile medical team since 2011. Currently the team is seeing 200 patients a day, all presenting complaints about the recent catastrophic floods that hit Bangladesh.  We are seeing a lot of women and children. They have problems like skin infections, eye infections, scabies, diarrhoea and asthma. We have even seen snake bites. When I see the children, I take the mother’s blood pressure and check her over too,” she explains.
21 November 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories