Islamic Relief organises national consultation on climate migration

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As climate change remains arguably the most pressing threat to Pakistan, Islamic Relief Pakistan organized a national consultation on “Climate Migration: The Unfolding Crisis” in Islamabad.

The consultation was aimed at discussing the alarming human migrations in different parts of the country especially in Sindh and Balochistan. Above all, the severity of situation to be realized and addressed together by all stakeholders.

“We parliamentarians seek help from organizations like Islamic Relief in order to devise a policy that provides sustainable solutions.”

Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director Sustainable Development Policy Institute said what we need to understand here is that this issue can’t be addressed in separation as it is connected with other factors like food, fuel, fiscal etc.”

Ms. Sitara Ayaz, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Balochistan on Climate Change & Inter Provincial Coordination said that “It is heart wrenching to see the impact of climate change across Pakistan. With disturbed marine life, droughts and floods are forcing the people of Balochistan to migrate.”

Government of Balochistan is taking significant measures to restrict and reduce the damages since it is the worst affected province of Pakistan because of climate change.”

Mr. Parvez Abbasi, Project Director National Incubation Center (NIC), who was one of the panel members said that “No problem in this world is without a solution. We need to have a sense of responsibility to survive.

With a focus on renewable energy sources and making the maximum use of technology can help us in fighting this battle against climate change and migration.” Country Director, Islamic Relief Pakistan, Mr. Umair Hasan stressed upon the urgent need for introducing adaptive measures together with all stakeholders.

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