March 26, 2017

Floods Tear Through Pakistan

The worst recorded flood in Pakistan’s history began about 3 weeks ago. The leader of the United Nations has said that he “has never seen anything like this.” At least 1,500 people have died and 6 million require life-saving humanitarian assistance, reports the World Health Organization.

The United States has given more than $90 million to support Pakistan since July 29th. The United Nations have likewise spent an additional $27 million and have already set aside $460 million for the response effort. The map below illustrates the affected geographic regions – a majority of Pakistan.

Pakistan is in crisis mode as floods cause widespread disaster.

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