Pakistan Floods – Monsoon Climate

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Asia monsoon’s impact on Pakistan

The Asian monsoon has brought unusually high levels of rain to the region, with catastrophic consequences in countries from Pakistan and India to North Korea and China.

Nasa has used satellite images from 1 to 9 August to show the intensity of rainfall compared to average rates for the same period in previous years.

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UN says Pakistan floods are worse than 2004 Tsunami

Many people are now being forced off their land. Many people have lost all their belongings and are falling ill. Around 15 million people are estimated to have been affected. Air is now being sent from all around the world. However, continuing rainfall and difficult terrain make getting to the survivors difficult.

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2.5 million affected by Pakistan floods

Up to two-and-a-half million people have been affected by devastating floods in north-west Pakistan, the International Red Cross has said.

Rescuers are struggling to reach 27,000 people still cut off by the floods, which are the worst in 80 years. At least 1,100 people have died and thousands have lost everything.

“In the worst-affected areas, entire villages were washed away without warning by walls of flood water,” the Red Cross said in a statement.

There are fears diarrhoea and cholera will spread among the homeless. Food is scarce and water supplies have been contaminated by the floods

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