Flooding Continue in Pakistan, a Month After Disaster Began

30.08.2010 - Pakistán - Democracy Now!

Pakistani resident Amanullah Khan said children have been especially hit hard by the flooding.

Amanullah Khan: *”Diseases are spreading because of the floods. The skin on children’s feet is getting infected. They also have upset stomachs and gastric problems. All sorts of ailments are affecting them. They are also getting eye infections. We have received no help from the government. There is no medical camp here.”*

Meanwhile, Pakistani officials are battling to save the delta town of Thatta in the southern province of Sindh. Water has already broken the banks of the Indus River near Thatta and also topped a feeder canal running off the river. Ninety-five percent of the town’s 300,000 residents have already fled their homes.

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