Pakistan

Nine million affected by monsoon floods in Pakistan

Nine million people have been affected as monsoon floods continue to devastate parts of Pakistan. Homes and buildings have been damaged, roads have been left impassable, and water-borne diseases are on the rise.

The floods come just a year after another flood described by some as the worst disaster ever encountered by UN officials. Back in 2010, more than 1,000 people died and 23m people lost their homes.

Critics warn that little has been learnt from the 2010 flood and that many of the same mistakes are now happening again. And there are concerns that the monsoons are far from over, with more heavy rain predicted over the next few days.

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