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Pakistan new red alert for flooding

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Pakistan new red alert for flooding


New flooding is threatening Pakistan. Joining the misery of millions of others already homeless, some 200,000 people in the south have been forced to flee for higher ground in the last 24 hours.

Aid arrives like the proverbial drop in the bucket.
The ability to feed, shelter and care for the staggering number of people displaced continues to fall short of needs. Help from Islamist charities has been delivered while the government reels before the scale of the demand.

The Atlantic alliance NATO has joined the flood response. At Pakistan’s request, one of its planes was assigned to bring generators, pumps and tents donated by Slovakia.

Air masses commonly hotter than 50 degrees Celsius here hold a deadly potential to unleash flood rain. More is expected.

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