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Pakistan flood survivors endure difficult conditions

08-08-2010 10:21 BJT

Flood victims across Pakistan continue to endure difficult conditions living in ruined homes or makeshift camps. The worst flooding in decades has isolated large areas and made distribution of aid difficult.

The floods have displaced millions and caused more than 1,500 deaths. Pakistan estimates as many as 13 million people have been affected. The intense flooding that began almost two weeks ago has washed away roads, bridges and cut communications lines, hampering rescue efforts. Aircraft are being used to drop relief supplies to clamoring villagers and airlift families to safety.

Pakistani Prime Minister Yusaf Raza Gilani appealed for immediate international help following a tour of the flooded areas. China, the US and the United Nations were among the first to provide emergency humanitarian aid to Pakistan.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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