We're horrified by reports of devastating floods in Pakistan, where many residents were caught unprepared and had no way to escape. Our hearts go out to the countless children and their families who must endure unimaginable hardship during the Pakistan floods.
It has been said that the recent flooding in Pakistan is the worst the country has ever seen.
Compared to the monsoon floods of 2010, in which over a thousand residents lost their lives, this tragedy is even worse.
Due to climate change, this year's monsoon season has been the worst in the past decade. A large portion of central and northern Pakistan has received around 600% of average rainfall, while southern Pakistan has received above 1,000% of average rain, making this monsoon season cause one-third of the country to sink under the water. In terms of deaths and widespread damage, Sindh and Balochistan are the most severely affected provinces.
Devastating floods produced by the monsoon rainfall have hit Pakistan, forcing millions from their homes and washing away cities, bridges, and roadways. More than 1,000 deaths and injured due to sudden landslides and floods along the Indus and Kabul rivers, with the most extensive flood-affected areas being in the southern regions of Sindh and Balochistan. Numerous flood victims have been waiting for humanitarian assistance, and officials reported that the death toll is expected to increase.
In addition to the civilian deaths and injuries, United Nations mentioned that the flooding in Pakistan caused almost a million animal deaths. It has also affected nearly 2 million acres of farmland and orchards.
Roads and bridges have been damaged over thousands of kilometers this season, making reaching communities affected by flooding more difficult. As a result, many people and their remaining animals have taken shelter on elevated highways and train tracks.
Whenever you're going through a tough time, know that we understand your suffering and are here to support you.
This is a difficult moment for many Pakistani families, especially young children who should be having fun and learning at school. However, the extreme flooding delayed their plans to finish their education. Concerned that abandoning a plan would be unfair to kids and other language learners, we've kept a deeply cautious eye on the situation.
As part of our commitment to making the world a better place, we quickly provide assistance that is useful to as many students as possible. We have released a free language-learning campaign throughout the entirety of Pakistan. Those whose native tongue is Urdu or Punjabi will access the app's complete library of languages and lessons over the next six months!
This campaign will let children keep learning even while schools are closed. Those who learn a foreign language can also keep on studying. Learning a language can also help you interact with the many different local and foreign authorities involved in disaster relief efforts.
To access all languages in Ling App for free:
With Ling, we're not just providing a convenient way for people to study a new language on the go; we're also making sure that as many people as possible get the chance to do so. Despite your circumstances and what may seem like a lack of available resources, we intend to make it as simple as possible for you to use our app.
That's why we're providing the Ling App for free for the next six months to people affected by the floods in Pakistan.