Flooding In Pakistan, India Displaces Nearly 1M People
News outlets report on flooding in Pakistan and India that has displaced nearly one million people.
The Guardian: Kashmir monsoon floods leave 460 dead and displace almost a million
“Authorities in Pakistan and India are struggling to cope with raging monsoon floods which have killed more than 460 people, displaced nearly a million people, and still threaten many more. … The prime ministers of both India and Pakistan offered each other help at the weekend to deal with the disaster, which temporarily diverted attention from fighting along the national borders. The crisis is the first humanitarian emergency in India since Narendra Modi took power in India in May…” (Burke/Boone, 9/11).
IRIN: “Super-flood” risk Pakistan
“Late monsoon rains in northern Pakistan have washed away communities, devastated farmland, and brought the risk of a ‘super-flood’ moving across the country, leaving millions of people potentially vulnerable. … The immediate needs are search and rescue, restoration of access, drainage, food, drinking water, and emergency health and shelter requirements for the growing number of flood displaced people in the 271 camps dotted across Punjab…” (9/11).