The devastating flood in Pakistan had destroyed more than half of the economy of the country.The country which was already facing several other crises including terrorism,poverty,corruption,illiteracy has now hit by another challenge in the form of flood.At this crucial time ,the world has pledge to help Pakistan in any form .
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Pakistan on Sunday August 16 2010 to boost relief efforts as concerns grew about the 20 million people made homeless in one of the worst disasters to hit the country.
Authorities said more flood surges were coursing down the River Indus and other waterways in southern Sindh province and were expected to peak later Sunday, causing fresh deluges. The river, which in better times irrigates the crops of millions of farmers, is 15 miles (25 kilometers) wide at some points — 25 times wider than during normal monsoon seasons.
The United Nations said the rate of diarrheal disease continued to increase among survivors. Cholera, which can spread rapidly after floods and other disasters, had also been detected in the northwest, where the floods first hit more than two weeks ago.
About 1,500 people have died in the disaster and more than 7.9 million acres (3.2 million hectares) of cotton, sugar cane and wheat crops destroyed.
Before anything else, the direness of much of Pakistani life requires acknowledgement. Most of the affected areas were catastrophes long before the floods arrived: their major socio-economic indicators—the literacy rate, school enrollment rate, and child mortality rate—were already abysmal. The poverty in some parts of southern Punjab, for example, stood at 55 percent before the floods
This is a humanitarian crisis, and one should really not consider the nationality of the families dieing due to such a crisis. It is so unfortunate that people are considering.
In response to the recent Flood in Pakistan this past mongth, The Saharo Welfare Organization is stepping up to support those people most directly impacted.
The Saharo Welfare Organization is partnering with the Pakistan Medical Association to provide direct support to the relief efforts in Sindh Province of Pakistan.
. In Pakistan, an estimated 3 million victims of the worst floods in 80 years are searching for hope. Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes, drinking water is filthy and contaminated, and food is scarce. One look at the devastating images of men and women walking through brown water up to their chests makes all of us feel grateful for our comfortable — and dry — homesThose wishing to provide financial assistance to Flood victims can also make tax deductible contributions to the Saharo Welfare Organization Disaster Relief Fund .
The Saharois also desperately in need of the following supplies. Corporate donors wishing to make in-kind donations please contact Mehtab Qureshi, firstname.lastname@example.org. Supplies most in need include: 1. Mosquito nets.
2. Snake Bite Injections.
3. Food stuff.
5. Drinking Water.
6. Medicines.We are looking towards International Community for their support and help. Remember, God loves those who love humanity.
”I will never forget the destruction and suffering I have witnessed today. In the past I have witnessed many natural disasters around the world, but nothing like this.” - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
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