Pakistan flooding death-toll rises to 347- half a million homeless

September 19, 2011Islamabad, Pakistan — The number of people killed in flooding in Pakistan has risen to at least 347 in the past six weeks, the country’s national disaster authority said Monday. Half a million people are living in refugee camps, the agency said. At least 638 people have been injured by the flooding, which has affected 7.5 million people since August 10, the disaster authority said. Pakistan’s prime minister canceled plans to address the United Nations this week so that he could “personally supervise the ongoing rescue and relief efforts for flood-affected areas,” his office said Friday. Yusuf Raza Gilani was scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly, but Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will go in his place, the prime minister’s office said. The southeastern Sindh province looked almost tranquil, with water standing anywhere from ankle-high to past the knees in otherwise empty land. But days before, the land wasn’t empty. Thousands of homes were swept away or destroyed by the flooding, which has affected an area nearly half the size of the U.S. state of Delaware. The United Nations World Food Program has been distributing food, starting in the hard-hit city of Badin. As of Friday, more than 15,000 people have received assistance, the agency said. The WFP estimated that 73% of food crops in the flood zone and 36% of livestock were lost or destroyed. Last year, Pakistan was also the site of massive and deadly flooding. –CNN
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7 Responses to Pakistan flooding death-toll rises to 347- half a million homeless

  1. Raven says:

    How tragic 😦 Some parts of the world get it so hard!

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  2. C Guffey says:

    Very sad! It can be tough seeing all these events online, but living them gives urgency to making peace with the Lord. None of us knows which of us and how many will be affected by the next event. It’s open season for sure – anytime and anywhere.

    To cope, I’ve found praying more, telling others, and taking time to worship (just the Lord & me most of the time), brings great comfort. He is my source and strength, a very present help in time of trouble.

    Blessings,

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    • I so agree C Guffey. As when Peter stepped out of the boat, he was able to walk on water as long as he kept his eyes on the Lord. When he started looking at the waves around him, he started to sink. Things are going to start getting really rough all over.

      Maranatha

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  3. Amy says:

    Hey,
    you just posted it. You are really on it!!!

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  4. I don’t think I am ‘numb’ but I have this strange acceptance of world events…….
    The Lord did tell us ‘no one knows the time’ etc…. and I do believe this is leading to the final call…. I am not at peace by any means, but neither am I terrified out of my mind. I am saddened for the parts of the world that are currently undergoing floods, earthquakes, famines and dire weather changing events…… In our own family we pray constantly for conversion… KNOCK LOUDLY PLEASE LORD at the doors (hearts) of those yet to fall into your loving arms.

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