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Pakistan Floodwaters Could Take Up to Six Months to Recede

HeadlineSep 13, 2022

Pakistan’s government is warning it could take up to six months for floodwaters to recede, after record monsoon rains and glacial meltwater left a third of Pakistan’s territory underwater. The flooding uprooted 33 million people and has claimed over 1,400 lives. Public health officials are warning of the growing threat of waterborne diseases like cholera and dengue. On Monday, Pakistan’s Army raced to shore up flood defenses at a major power station in the southern province of Sindh, which supplies electricity to millions of people. Nearby, a major dust storm uprooted hundreds of tents at a camp for people recently made homeless by the climate disaster.

Ghulam Mohammad: “Our village, our town were all submerged. We came here and were living in tents. Now the tents have blown away, and the weather has become so bad. It has started raining. Is there anyone who can help us? Please help us.”

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