Ladypolitik (ladypolitik) wrote in ontd_political,

ONTD_Political's PotD: September 25, 2010.

Sakeena, 22, sits with her daughters three-year-old Satara and six-year-old Kahalda and what is left of her belongings, after being displaced by flooding and separated from her husband, and evacuated to a Pakistan Army run flood relief camp on September 16, 2010 on the outskirts of Sehwan Sharif in the Jamshoro District of Sindh province, Pakistan. Over six weeks after flooding began, new devastation continues across the Sindh province of Pakistan, as flood waters, still on the rise, continue to overcome new villages. The country's agricultural heartland has been devastated, with rice, corn and wheat crops destroyed by floods. Officials say as many as 22 million people have been effected during Pakistan's worst flooding in 80 years. The army and aid organisations are struggling to cope with the scope of the wide spread scale of the disaster that has killed over 1,700 people and displaced millions. The UN has described the disaster as unprecedented, with over a third of the country under water.

Daniel Berehulak |
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Niamatullah, a 7-year-old displaced by flooding, runs as he flies a kite while taking refuge on an embankment with his family in the village of Bello Patan, in Pakistan's Sindh province on September 21, 2010.

Akhtar Soomro |

A flood victim and his daughter at their relief camp in Pakistan's Punjab province, September 7, 2010. The monsoon-related disaster has killed more than 1,750 people, affected more than 18 million and inflicted nearly $43 billion worth of damage to infrastructure and agriculture since it began more than a month ago.

Damir Sagolj |

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