‘Only a mother knows how this pain feels.’

Nine months after devastating floods, many areas remain underwater in Pakistan, and an impending rainy season is approaching. As threatening heat waves advance, it is the mothers and children on the frontlines of climate change who take the heaviest toll.

Juan Haro
Benazir, 30, stands with her daughter, Oumara, 3, next to stagnant water that still remains more than 6 months after the devastating floods of 2022 in Village Balocho Zardari, Shaheed Benazir Abad, Nawabshah, Sindh.
UNICEF/Pakistan/Juan Haro
22 August 2023