Friday, August 27, 2010

Four million left homeless from the Pakistan floods

In the latest news from Pakistan, the floods continue to spread throughout the south. The flooding has now left four million people homeless. Four million acres of crops have been destroyed in the flooding, that is out of a total of 57 million acres in Pakistan

From this Reuters article, that we found at, writer Robert Birsel gives us the latest from Pakistan.

The worst floods in decades have been spreading through the rice-growing belt in southern Sindh province district by district, breaking through or flowing over embankments.

International Organization for Migration spokesman Saleem Rehmat told reporters about 80 percent of the 3.9 million people in Sindh affected by the floods were displaced.

Hundreds of thousands of people have fled cities, towns and villages in the province for safer ground, disaster management officials said, adding that growing water pressure in the Indus River was one of their biggest concerns.

Food is running out in remote villages. Two exhausted-looking men wading along a flooded road in Sindh in search of supplies said they had walked for three days from their flooded village.

One of the men, Daim, was carrying a sick-looking chicken and two nearly lifeless large chicks in a basket on his head. There had been a third chick but he and his hungry companion had roasted it the night before, he said.

In other parts of the country, the scale of the humanitarian disaster is gargantuan, and growing.

At least half a million people are living in schools in flood-hit areas. The cramped, unhygienic conditions, combined with food shortages and intense heat, raise the specter of potentially fatal disease outbreaks, such as cholera.

There are more than 120,000 case of suspected dengue and malaria, while skin infections and diarrhea have affected hundreds of thousands more, the U.N. said.

1 comment:

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Yeah very bad situation in Pakistan of this flood a very huge natural disaster that leave many people in dark life. But the problem is that govt still did't take any serious steps for all affected people to bring them back to normal life. We should start NOW to overcome future problems.