UN Launches World’s Largest Glacier-Mapping Project in Flood-Hit Pakistan

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UN Launches World's Largest Glacier-Mapping Project in Flood-Hit Pakistan

The united nation launched a plan to conduct mapping of glaciers in northern Pakistan. After the country was badly hit by floods due to climate change.

The mapping will help quantify the ice melting and set up an alarm system. That will help Pakistan to tackle the risk posed by the worsening climate situation.

Since June 2022, Pakistan has endured abnormal monsoon weather resulting in a serious humanitarian and development crisis.

According to the government estimates about 33 million people. Across the country have been affected by unrelenting heavy rains and flooding —- the worst in decades.

To date, more than 1500 people have been killed and nearly 6000 injured.

UN Development Program’s resident representative in Pakistan Knut Ostby told the International media that the mapping of 5000 glaciers will be conducted in 18 months. Adding that South Asian country contains the most glacial ice in the world outside the polar regions.

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