Pakistan Floods: A statement from your Executive Officers

The people of Pakistan are currently facing unprecedented devastation due to floods. Our thoughts are with all those affected and with the Pakistani community as a whole.

The people of Pakistan are currently facing unprecedented devastation due to floods as a direct result of the current climate emergency. Our thoughts are with all those affected and with the Pakistani community as a whole. Queen Mary Students’ Union expresses solidarity with the people of Pakistan experiencing untold suffering and the loss of many lives. 

Many people may be unaware but the scale of this humanitarian crisis is unprecedented. As a result of heavy rainfall from monsoon rains and melting glaciers, more than 1/3rd of Pakistan is currently under water. This has led to the destruction of nearly 300,000 homes, the loss of 1,000 lives - with the death toll increasing daily - and the displacement of around 33 million people.

We are now seeing in real time the tragic effects of climate change and the impact it has on millions of people across the region and surrounding countries. All over the world, extreme weather events are happening more frequently, and putting more and more people in danger.

We understand that this is an ongoing situation, a distressing and uncertain time for many students who are worried about family, friends, and loved ones in and around Pakistan. The Student’s Union is here to support you, so please reach out if you have questions or concerns.  

Saynab Sharif, Vice President Humanities & Social Sciences

Pakistan Society

Your Executive Officers - Adi, Radhika, Jojo, Muneer & Charlie

 
Useful links
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  • Advice and Counselling Service: confidential and professional support. Students can contact the service directly or request to speak to a Welfare Advisor or Counsellor. There is advice on a range of financial, legal, and welfare issues, such as eligibility to funding, student immigration, visas, etc.

  • Academic Advice Service: independent, free and confidential advice and representation open to all Queen Mary students on a range of academic issues.

 

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