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Health Woes Mount for Children in Pakistan Floods

In the aftermath of deadly flooding in Pakistan, health and safety concerns are mounting for nearly 8 million children caught in the disaster. Advertisements

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FAO: Flood Facts

AGRICULTURE SITUATION OVERVIEW (3 Sept. 2010) The scale of losses to the agriculture sector caused by the Pakistan floods is unprecedented and further unfolding. • Approximately 4 out of 5 people in the flood-affected areas depend on agriculture for their … Continue reading

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OCHA: Flood Facts (3 Sept.)

Flood waters continue to move through Dadu and Thatta districts in Sindh; on 3 September, water was reported to have entered Khairpur Nathan Shah town in Dadu. Despite the challenges, the response continues to scale up; the food cluster estimates … Continue reading

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Pakistan Flood Waters Recede, but Dangers Lurk

(Aug. 30) — Water levels in flood-devastated Pakistan have begun to recede, emergency officials said today, but the danger of new overflows remains. Levels are starting to drop as the flood waters that started pouring from the north along the … Continue reading

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NYT: Pakistan flood sets back infrastructure by years

NYT, August 22, 2010: SUKKUR, Pakistan — Men waded waist deep all week wedging stones with their bare hands into an embankment to hold back Pakistan’s surging floodwaters. It was a rudimentary and ultimately vain effort to save their town. … Continue reading

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NYT: Pakistan, Drowning in Neglect

Pakistan, Drowning in Neglect Ali Sethi NYT, Aug. 25, 2010: THE old man was sitting on his string bed. But it was upside down; its finely rounded legs were pointing to the sky, and the knotted ropes strung across its … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s Climate Change Floods, Seen From Above

 A series of satellite photographs conveys the epic scale of the floods sweeping through Pakistan, leaving millions homeless and the world aghast at an extreme weather disaster that experts consider the new normal. Above at left is the central … Continue reading

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