Despite the high levels of water that still exist across large parts of flood ravaged Pakistan, some people are trying to return to their homes.
The journey is not easy. With much of Pakistan’s infrastructure damaged, the only way home is on foot.
More than 17 million Pakistanis have been significantly affected by the disaster with some eight million people believed to be in dire need of emergency aid.
Much of Sindh province in the south of the country remains under water. From the beginning the crisis has overwhelmed authorities. Many families, stuck in makeshift camps, are praying more help will arrive soon.
One flood victim said:’‘My thoughts have broken down. I only think, what will I do to survive? No fields, no crops, no labour work. All finished. I think Allah saved our lives so now he will support us. I’ve no imagination because everything was swept away in the floods. Allah brought us here now he will provide.’‘
The UN, Pakistani army and a host of other agencies have been rushing medicine, food and water to affected regions, but are still unable to reach many people.
Broken levees around the Indus river are also reportedly hampering aid efforts.