Karachi: Fighting an unfolding climate apocalypse
October 25, 2022

In 2021, residents along the Gujjar nullah in Karachi saw their houses unceremoniously destroyed as “encroachments” to the city’s drainage. Now, a grassroots movement is fighting for climate solutions that will help everyone in the city by the sea – not just the wealthy.

Author: Zuha Siddiqui

Zuha Siddiqui is a journalist covering the environment, technology and human rights. Her reporting has been supported by fellowships from the South Asian Journalism Association and One World Media. In 2021, she was among the 10 journalists — from a pool of 200 from 55 countries — shortlisted for the Thomson Foundation's Young Journalist Award.

Waves loom over the city of Karachi, illustration by Walker Gawande
Sinking Cities

Karachi: Fighting an unfolding climate apocalypse

In 2021, residents along the Gujjar nullah in Karachi saw their houses unceremoniously destroyed as “encroachments” to the city’s drainage. Now, a grassroots movement is fighting for climate solutions that will help everyone in the city by the sea – not just the wealthy.

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