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We see Pakistani soldiers and helicopters helping the poor victims. They put Than Shwe and army to shame.

Our hearts go out to the flood victims in the pictures facing great dangers and desperately clinging to life.

These pictures remind us of something. That something is:

don’t forget to donate to our Nargis victims. They still are in terrible shape.


Compared to other better off and well fed people over here, relatively speaking they deserve more of your help. Your good deeds would earn far more merits.

Severe flooding in Pakistan


It is only the start of the monsoon season, but already Pakistan is experiencing some of the worst flooding it has seen in over 80 years. Entire villages have been washed away, an early estimate of over 1,600 deaths so far and over 2 million displaced or otherwise affected. Not only is the immediate water damage causing havoc, the floods have inundated crop-producing areas, dealing a crippling blow to the agricultural-based economy and threatening a food crisis. The Pakistani government now struggles to rescue and provide aid to millions – while still fighting with militant Islamist forces in many of the hardest-hit regions. With even more heavy rains predicted in the coming days, here are a handful of recent photographs of Pakistanis as they cope with this latest disaster. (41 photos total)


Severe flooding in Pakistan – The Big Picture – Boston.com


Continuing Pakistani floods


The United Nations has now estimated that Pakistan will need billions of dollars to recover from its worst floods in 80 years – further straining a country already dependent on foreign aid to prop up its economy and back its war against Islamist militants. Over 60,000 troops are involved in flood relief operations trying to assist nearly 14 million people who are now affected by the flooding. The U.N. has just launched an appeal for $459 million in immediate aid, as Pakistanis have become more frustrated with their government’s response and President Asif Ali Zardari’s trip to Europe. [This entry is part II of a double-issue today, part I about Russia here] Collected here are recent photographs of Pakistanis as they continue to cope with their flooded country. [See previous entry]. (36 photos total)


Continuing Pakistani floods – The Big Picture – Boston.com

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