Australia news live: PM urges all in parliament to ‘wake up’ to climate crisis amid ongoing floods; excitement builds over Socceroos clash with Argentina

Key events Filters BETA Key events (7)Australia (6)Anthony Albanese (6)NSW (4)Renmark (4)Socceroos (4) Federal politicians to fly to Taiwan for five-day visit A group of federal politicians will on Sunday fly to Taiwan for a five-day visit aimed at conveying Australia’s wish to maintain peace in the Indo-Pacific, Reuters reports. The group, which includes both … Read more

South Sudan floods leave 75,000 refugees without food – UN | The Citizen

The devastating floods in South Sudan have blocked aid from reaching displaced people, the UN said Friday, warning that a camp housing 75,000 Sudanese refugees would receive no food this month. The world’s newest nation is reeling from four consecutive years of flooding, with two-thirds of the country and more than 900,000 people now directly … Read more

After the floods, a wave of disease plagues Pakistan | The Citizen

His head haloed by a whirlwind of mosquitoes, Aamir Hussain stands on the roof of his home in southern Pakistan surveying the fetid floodwaters all around. Four months after the start of record monsoon rains linked to climate change, the standing water has curdled into a pestilent soup breeding malaria, cholera and dengue. The UN … Read more

Pakistan floods: WHO warns against ‘wave of disease’ – National |

The World Health Organization raised the alarm Saturday about a “second disaster” in the wake of the deadly floods in Pakistan this summer, as doctors and medical workers on the ground race to battle outbreaks of waterborne and other diseases. The floodwaters started receding this week in the worst-hit provinces but many of the displaced– now … Read more

UN preparing for worse to come in Pakistan floods | The Citizen

The United Nations warned on Tuesday the humanitarian situation in flood-ravaged Pakistan was expected to get worse, a day after establishing an air bridge to deliver aid to victims. More than 33 million people in Pakistan have been affected by the flooding, brought on by record monsoon rains amplified by climate change. The floods have … Read more

Pregnant women caught in Pakistan floods desperate for aid | The Citizen

With a swollen belly, aching feet and her four-year-old daughter in tow, Fahmidah Bibi keeps an eye out for a doctor who is rumoured to be due a visit at the campsite she now calls home, after being forced to flee her village because of flooding. The camp, in the grounds of a small railway … Read more

Pakistan flood victims suffering from waterborne diseases as rains recede – National |

Officials in Pakistan raised concern Wednesday over the spread of waterborne diseases among thousands of flood victims as waters from powerful monsoon rains began to recede in many parts of the country. Massive flooding from the rains since mid-June has killed at least 1,162 people, a phenomenon experts blame on climate change. Some doctors said … Read more

Tens of millions battles Pakistan floods as death toll rises | The Citizen

Tens of millions of people across swathes of Pakistan were Monday battling the worst monsoon floods in a decade, with countless homes washed away, vital farmland destroyed, and the country’s main river threatening to burst its banks. Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman said a third of the country was under water, creating a “crisis of … Read more