Family tries to escape floods in northwestern Pakistan

Floods in Pakistan have destroyed more than 1.5 million homes, and affected more than 33 million people. Photo: Abdul Majeed Goraya / IRIN / Flickr .

The podcast includes perspectives from Paul Chukwuma of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition in Rwanda, while SEI US Associate Scientist Zoha Shawoo and SEI Oxford Research Associate Inès Bakhtaoui give their insights on what Loss and Damage is and how to operationalize its finance.

Outside of negotiations, the real world offers many examples, such as when an unprecedented heat wave hit India and Pakistan earlier in 2022 coupled with a drought. These meteorological events cause crops to fail and humans to struggle to find water.

From mid-June to the end of August, it was again Pakistan that was hit by record-breaking monsoon rainfall the rains and floods destroyed more than 1.5 million homes, thousands of kilometres of roads, more than 200 bridges and more than 1000 health facilities. In one way or another, this weather event affected more than 33 million people and nearly 1500 people lost their lives.

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