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One Third of Pakistan Under Water


Destroys $1 Billion Worth of Crops

Area the size of the UK

 

 
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15 Aug 10 – (Excerpts) – Pakistan’s worst floods in 80 years have left 20 million people homeless and six million without food, medicine, or shelter.

United Nations aid agencies have provided assistance to hundreds of thousands of victims of floods but relief operations have yet to reach an estimated six million people, a UN report said.

A third of Pakistan is now under water, and fresh rainfall threatens two more waves of flooding in the southern Sindh province.

Pakistan's government, overwhelmed by the disaster, has been accused of being too slow to respond to the crisis with victims relying mostly on the military and foreign aid agencies for help.

 Wheat, cotton and sugar crops have all suffered damage in a country where agriculture is a mainstay of the economy.

World Bank President Robert Zoellick said the floods may have destroyed about $1 billion worth of crops.

See entire article:
http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=224833
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