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Fresh floods force thousands of Pakistanis to flee

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Fresh floods force thousands of Pakistanis to flee


Fresh flooding has forced thousands of people to once again flee large parts of southern Pakistan.

A month into the disaster the waters in Sindh province, especially along the Indus River, show no signs of disappearing anytime soon.

Travelling by boat is the only way to cross Khairpur Nathan shah. The city has become almost like a ghost town as people flee to escape the flood waters.

‘‘The city is completely submerged. Nothing left there. We just grabbed our children and fled from there: What else could we do? No government representative has visited yet to make enquiries,’‘ one fleeing resident said.

Millions remain affected, driven from their homes and still without food or shelter. Latest figures from the UN suggest 3 million people still haven’t received any aid.

Nevertheless, some agencies in Sindh are helping victims. At this shelter run by Pakistani volunteers, refugees are getting cooked food and clean water.

There are also doctors to treat the ill, but more help across Pakistan is desperately needed.

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