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Pakistan Flood

By August 17, 2010

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Pakistan's flooding is beyond devastating. It is estimated that about half of the country has been inundated and anywhere between eight and sixteen million people have been severely affected. About one million homes have been damaged and the loss of life is estimated at anywhere from 1,300 to 1,600 lives. The United Nations, Red Cross, and other international organizations are responding but aid is not moving into the area rapidly enough for the millions affected. The New York Times writes about how the flood might make Pakistan unstable and liable to fail as a state. Relief Web has a frequently updated page with maps, data, and reports on Pakistan's flooding.

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August 23, 2010 at 6:45 am
(1) dingdong says:

Even in dying hours they are creating unrest for neighbour. They have enough to feed themselve. Any aid going to them will be used for building terrorist network more storng than what the world has seen as Al-quaida. Do they deserve world’s sympathy?

August 23, 2010 at 5:06 pm
(2) buks says:

Pls dont show the typical western bias when it comes to issues of the Moslem and developing world by neglecting to say that the red crescent society are also key organisations assiting in helping disaster victims

August 25, 2010 at 8:45 am
(3) vincent says:

It is my first time to comment on this page. As a geographer and an advocate of human diginity and respect, I wish to ask ourselves what drives people to hatred and wish for harming others. Terrorism is a product of our world system of inequality and intolerance. Lets be good to others especially those in need, it may help to change them. Meanwhile the floodings around the world are not selective, they are indication of humanity in terrorism against self.

August 26, 2010 at 7:36 am
(4) venmani says:

im so feel about this and my request that who are all seen this please donate somthing

August 27, 2010 at 10:15 am
(5) marie alice says:

How does it come that the monsoon rains are so much heavier this year? Is there a link with the global warming?

September 11, 2010 at 4:37 am
(6) Tahir Jamil says:

Huge amount of money is collected for flood victims. Transparency is needed in its use. Read full story here http://www.pakistannewsarticles.co.cc/transparency-needed-in-pakistan-flood-relief-work-pm-yousaf-raza-gillani-blamed-ngos-for-corruption.html 

September 28, 2010 at 10:13 am
(7) hilda says:

i feel bad for pakistan :(

October 3, 2010 at 1:21 am
(8) Ralph says:

@ vincent, had you been from a neighboring state and watched 1000 (literal) of your countrymen killed or maimed in one day by Pakistan sponsored terrorists, you might perhaps have sung a different note than the lofty sentimental BS you have been spewing.

“.. humanity in terrorism against self”?? What does that even mean?

October 3, 2010 at 2:51 am
(9) .... says:

The innocent people dying around are never the part of terrorists, but the victims of terrorism… being human… of any religion and state we should move forward to help the needy…
Islam is the religion of all humans, it says to even help those in pain who are your worst enemies, please do study about islam from the Holy Quran, before you make up your minds for muslims, the terrorists fighting in the name of Allah are not following the right path of Allah… islam is not about killing and forcing, but its about love for humans, Allah says in Quran: that killing one person is killing the humanity, through out the Quran its always about helping others forgiving others… its never about revenge…

October 15, 2010 at 6:14 am
(10) shabab says:

so said as pakistanis criti

October 16, 2010 at 4:25 am
(11) pakistani says:

@dingdong i can almost see you sitting in that comfortable chair, writing away about things that you can never experience (and i hope you don’t) or understand. But i have seen what the flood has done. I have seen many people die with my own eyes and its not a pretty sight.
i assure you that most of us are not terrorists its just a handful of idiots who have done nothing but bring hurt to humanity all over the world. and i hope you know that most of us Pakistani are the victims in these terrorist attacks.

so i ask you have you ever felt something as life threatening as a bomb? well i have and its not pretty. just yesterday i had to rush home from university because of an explosion in a nearby hotel and thats just one example

so maybe we really dont need your sympathy but could you at least not be so quick to judge us all? we are living in far worse condition than you can possibly imagine and by god we just want to live a peaceful life

November 2, 2010 at 9:22 am
(12) somoni says:

i totally agree with PAKISTANI here.
it not that the whole of Pakistan nation is corrupt. if so then the same can be said for all other nations. there is 90% crime rate in America. then does that mean all Americans are bad?? no . its just that a handful of people damage a nation’s outlook by their wrondoings.think rationaly rather than racistly!

November 15, 2010 at 1:19 am
(13) "CUSTOMS HEALTH CARE SOCIETY" says:

Asif Mahmood Jah:
Me and my team is grateful to Al-mighty Allah who helped us in providing shelter to the shelter less flood affectees with the help of friends / donors / well wishers / philanthropists in Pakistan and Abroad. The project was started immediately after Eid-ul Fitr and we promised to provide shelter before Eid-ul-Azha. You will be glad to know that 200 houses under this project are near completion and most of the flood affectees under “Apna Ghar Project” will celebrate this EID in their newly built houses.

Visit:

http://asifjahfloodrelief.wordpress.com/

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1093760190

http://www.welfareclinic.com.pk/

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