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Pakistan's floodwaters continue to surge south

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Pakistan's floodwaters continue to surge south


The threat of more floods in southern Pakistan are forcing thousands to abandon their homes and flee to higher ground.

The rising waters have reached within a kilometre of the town of Shahdadkot which normally has a population of 150,000. Officials say most have been evacuated or are leaving, adding to the country’s five million already displaced.

The worst floods in decades have gradually moved south with low lying Sindh province appearing to bear much of the brunt

But as the waters recede in some areas, the impact of the devastation is becoming visible.
Lives and livelihoods have been destroyed and desperate Pakistanis are highly critical of their government which they say is being slow to help.

More than the equivalent of 6 million euros have been donated or pledged to help the victims but hunger and disease among the homeless appear to be spreading faster than the inadequate aid arrives.

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