Save Struggling Nations From Devastating Floods

Target: Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund

Goal: Provide stronger support for nations most vulnerable to climate change-induced natural disasters.

Pakistan’s mega-floods recently put a full third of the country underwater. Thousands of people lost their lives, and tens of millions more were faced with displacement and critical supply shortages. Crucial infrastructure took about 10 billion dollars in hits. The pain still resonates today.

The months of rain and abnormally strong monsoons that caused the flooding are believed to be the latest symptoms of the climate crisis. Despite Pakistan being responsible for less than one percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, it is one of ten nations most vulnerable to the effects of these pollutants, according to the Global Climate Risk Index. In fact, all of the countries on this list have a carbon footprint that is minimal, yet they will bear the immediate brunt of wealthier nations’ recklessness and carelessness.

Pakistan and other impacted areas continually have to beg for aid. Sign the petition below to demand global leaders help these struggling and at-risk nations navigate a crisis that was not of their own making.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Georgieva,

Primary missions of this organization include economic stability and the reduction of poverty. The climate crisis is taking a disproportionate toll on some of the world’s most disadvantaged nations, as starkly highlighted in the Global Climate Risk Index. The catastrophic floods in Pakistan further verify this reality.

The International Monetary Fund recently released new monies to aid Pakistanis, but these funds are only a short-term fix for a long-term problem. Please help fulfill your mission with robust investment and support for the most climate-vulnerable countries. Pakistan was an ominous warning, and if the world does not heed it the humanitarian crises will only grow exponentially.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: European Space Agency.


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