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

Al-Jazeera English:

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.

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