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Pakistan’s flood victims forced to put rebuilding on hold

Nearly two months after flooding destroyed vast swaths of rural Pakistan, communities hoping to rebuild are still waiting for much-needed financial aid from the government.

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More than 1,300 people dead, massive food shortages, 3.6 million acres of land destroyed and more than 660,000 people living in relief camps and makeshift homes. These are the latest estimates from Pakistan after the floods that have left the impoverished country's agriculture belt underwater. The authorities are now scaling up efforts to deliver food, tents and other items.
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21 Sep
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25 Sep
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22 Sep
Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari told FRANCE 24 the floods that ravaged his country had created a catastrophe of apocalyptical proportions. In addition to more than 1,500 deaths, the disaster has caused dual health and food security crises. Zardari said Pakistan needs some $30 billion in aid and praised international efforts under way to offer help.
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