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Fears of new Pakistan floods

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Fears of new Pakistan floods


One year after devastating floods in Pakistan wreaked havoc on more than 18 million people, there are fears that this year’s monsoon season may bring about a repeat of the disaster.

Aid agencies are worried that hundreds of thousands of victims of the flood are still in desperate need of shelter and food assistance, 12 months on.

They say a repeat of last year’s flooding – the worst in the country’s history – would leave much of the population in desperate circumstances.

Reports say Pakistan remains woefully unprepared for the summer rains and that many of the gains made following the 2010 disaster may be wiped out by any additional flooding.

Aid agencies are calling for additional funds to continue their work and support any early recovery activities if the floods return.

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