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Special Coverage: Pakistan Floods

Updated: 2010-08-16 19:14
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The worst floods in decades in Pakistan have left millions without clean water, food and homes. The U.N. has reported the first case of cholera and warned of other imminent waterborne diseases, including typhoid fever, shigellosis and hepatitis A and E, and vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue. Aid agencies, like Save the Children, have already seen cases pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria.

Heavy rain lashed the makeshift camps housing Pakistan's flood survivors Monday and authorities warned of more flooding this week, adding to the urgency of the massive international relief effort. 



Chinese rescue team reaches Pakistan


A chartered aircraft carrying a 55-member Chinese international rescue team, along with their relief aid, arrived at Islamabad on Thursday to help the victims of one of Pakistan's worst natural disasters in recent memory.

China's aid is sincere: Pakistani envoy


Beijing - China's aid to flood victims in Pakistan is sincere, as shown by the assitance from Chinese individuals, commercial companies and government, a Pakistani official said on Monday.

Disease outbreak risk grows 

Disease outbreaks pose new risks to victims of Pakistan's worst floods in decades, aid agencies said on Friday, potentially hindering relief efforts.

China offers new aid to Pakistan 

China Friday announced new emergency humanitarian aid worth 50 million yuan ($7.35 million) to flood-hit Pakistan.

UN warns of 2nd wave of  flood deaths 

The United Nations appealed on Wednesday for $459 million in aid for flood-hit Pakistan, warning of a second wave of death among sick, hungry survivors unless help arrived quickly.

1.5 million people evacuated


Officials issued new flood warnings while the UN made a worldwide appeal for the 13.8 million victims of one of the worst humanitarian disasters in recent history.

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