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Revisiting Pakistan flood victims

Three months ago the rivers across Pakistan burst their banks and flooded much of the country, leaving a lasting scar on millions of acres of the countries agricultural land. While the flood waters may have receded, hundreds of thousands of people … Continue reading

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Pakistan: Swat valley after the floods

Two months after the biggest floods in living memory, Declan Walsh, the Guardian’s foreign correspondent for Afghanistan and Pakistan, travels down the Indus river. In the first film in our series of four, he goes to the source of the … Continue reading

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Pakistan row over flood diversion

Pakistan is struggling to recover from the devastating floods that ravaged the country. The authorities have come under intense criticism from people in affected areas. Some local politicians accuse the government of deliberately constructing barriers to divert the water into … Continue reading

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Pakistan Floods

17 million people affected by the worst flooding in the country’s history. This is real This is now You can make a difference Help us to provide food, shelter, clean water and medical care. Support your National Red Cross or … Continue reading

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Pakistan Flood Sets Back Years of Gains on Infrastructure

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. On Thursday, the waters breached the levee, a demoralizing … Continue reading

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Pakistan: An Urgent Call for Aid

The magnitude of Pakistan’s current tragedy is almost more than the mind can take in. A fifth of the country flooded by torrential monsoon rains. Fifteen million to 20 million people driven from their homes or otherwise affected. Six million … Continue reading

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Soaring food prices hit Pakistan

Food prices in flood-hit Pakistan have skyrocketed, after vast stretches of crops were destroyed in the country’s worst flooding in 80 years. The rising prices threaten to amplify misery in a country where many residents were already mired in poverty before the floods … Continue reading

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Desperate situation in Swat Valley

Thousands of people in northwestern Pakistan are fleeing their homes after the country’s worst floods in history washed away many towns and villages. Officials say 3.2 million people have been affected by the floods and more than 1,500 have died in the … Continue reading

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Pakistan warns of further floods

Pakistan has issued new flood warnings, as heavy rains are expected to inflict more misery on areas where at least 1,500 people have already been killed and 980,000 more have lost their homes. The latest downpour on Tuesday threatened to overwhelm a dam in the … Continue reading

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Water, water all around but not a drop to drink

People are still waiting on the mountaintops and on the rooftops of their inundated homes. Water is all over the place but there is no drinking water available. The rainwater has mixed with the sewers and brought with it dead … Continue reading

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