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The month-long floods in Pakistan are easing. Some flood waters have begun to recede but countless survivors are now at risk of death from hunger and disease.
So far over 17 million people have been significantly affected and about 1.2 million homes have been destroyed or badly damaged.
The disaster has killed about 15-hundred people. At one point, an area the size of Italy was believed to be underwater, much of it farmland.
More than 8 million people are in need of emergency assistance across the country.
The United Nations, the Pakistani army and a host of local and international relief groups have been rushing aid workers, medicine, food and water to the affected regions, but have been unable to reach many people.
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