Floods in Pakistan, again

After the Flood: Pakistan, One Year On from International Rescue Committee on Vimeo.

This video says about itself:

In May-June 2011, Euan Robinson, IRC policy and advocacy officer, travelled to Sindh province in southwest Pakistan to learn how communities are recovering from the 2010 floods. Their experiences have been documented in a short film, After the Flood, which highlights the experiences of flood survivors one year on, reveals the scale of ongoing suffering and shows what the IRC is doing to help.

Flash floods brought on by monsoon rains have killed over 130 people in Pakistan in recent weeks and forced millions to flee their submerged villages: here.

Pakistan’s PM has cancelled a trip to the UN general assembly in New York as heavy rains battered his country and floods left 200,000 people homeless: here.

Popular anger is spreading throughout Pakistan over the PPP-led government’s pitiful response to the massive floods that are ravaging the country for the second year in succession: here.

Left with little or no assistance, millions of people in flood-ravaged Pakistan face the imminent threat of famine and disease outbreaks. At least 456 have died and over 9 million have already been affected by the floods since heavy rains began in mid-August. Southern Pakistan, where there was hardly any recovery from the unprecedented damage left by last summer’s floods, is the hardest hit: here.

The Pakistani state has arrested and tortured union and political activists using special anti-terror laws: here.

Neglected Pakistan flood victims left to survive on their own: here.

Heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Lee on Thursday forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents from Pennsylvania and New York: here.

3 thoughts on “Floods in Pakistan, again

  1. Floods kill at least 31 in Uttar Pradesh

    INDIA: Monsoon rains caused mud-walled homes to collapse and kill at least 31 people in India’s most populous state over the weekend, while thousands have been marooned by flooding elsewhere in the north, officials said today.

    Rescuers struggled to reach affected villages in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh but were hampered by rains expected to continue another two days.

    Thirteen people died in the state’s Mirzapur district when the roof of their mud houses collapsed, while another 18 died in Jaunpur.



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