Archive for September 17th, 2011


Pakistan Floods: Seven Million Victims–Women and Children Are The ‘Most Miserably Hit’

Human Wrongs Watch

Heavy monsoon rain in southern Pakistan is hitting children and women worst of all. Over 2.5 million children have been affected by new severe floods, and around 1.5 million women of reproductive age are among the now over seven million victims.

Credit: UN

The new figures come as Pakistani government announced on September 17th that the number of people affected by the recent floods that hit the country has risen to more than seven million people, and the death toll to 342 people. Injured people total 633 the day the government made its announcement.

The new disaster struck a high number of people in the Sindh province who were already struggling to recover from the 2010 floods, which displaced 18 million people and killed about two thousand.

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