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FLOODING IN AN LEDC ­ PAKISTAN


WHERE AND WHEN:
On the 26th July 2010 the flooding in Pakistan began, as a result of heavy
monsoon rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan
regions.



Pakistan is located in southwest Asia, and has 24 rivers, with one main river, Indus,…

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EFFECTS:
The effects of the flooding were catastrophic; within a month
more than 20million people were affected. Inaccessible buildings
prevented access to possessions, food, clean water and shelter.
The waters wrecked infrastructure in general. Transport is now
virtually impossible due to the roads being inaccessible and cars
will be swept…

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RESPONSES:
Pakistan had managed to deploy 150 boats and 21 helicopters,
and had started to send out troops in rescue efforts. The UN
called for $460 million dollars to help bring shelter, food and
clean water. By early August more than 352, 291 people had
been rescued. By the end…

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