Pakistan Floodwaters Keep on Coming
Posted on Aug 27, 2010
New flooding in Pakistan continues to take a devastating toll on the country, as floodwaters sweep southward and have led to the displacement of an estimated 1 million people in Sindh province in just two days. More than 17 million Pakistanis have been affected by the August downpours, and more than 1,600 have died. —JCL
As many as one million people have been displaced in Pakistan’s Sindh province since Wednesday, as the country’s devastating floods sweep southward.
New flooding in the Thatta and Qambar-Shahdadkot districts, caused by a bloated Indus River, forced the mass displacement over the past 48 hours, Maurizio Giuliano, a UN spokesman, told reporters.
Though around 800,000 people throughout the country remain so isolated that they can only be reached by air, Sindh—through which the Indus flows south toward the Arabian Sea—is becoming the focus of concern.
People in Pakistan’s Sindh province head for higher ground as floodwaters inundate the region.