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View Diary: Pakistan Floods News Update: August 27th, 2010 (47 comments)

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  •  Thanks, Rexy (8+ / 0-)

    It gets harder and harder to just comprehend the scale of this emergency.

    Begging the world with 'no shame'

    The situation is still critical in Pakistan as the floods now leave a trail of destruction in the southern province of Sindh and inundate parts of the country’s impoverished Baluchistan province, where the people are still waiting for assistance.

    Their plight has been eclipsed by the horrendous scale of destruction in the country’s breadbasket province of Punjab and by the fact that the north was also badly hit - from Gilgit Baltistan down to the southern belt of the frontier.

    According to some estimates, the area hit by the floods is equal to the size of Italy. In the short term, this means that a major undertaking is needed to restore communications links and replenish wheat stocks to avoid a famine-like situation. It may take years to restore farmlands and repair the damage caused by the floods.

    Republicans moralizing about deficits is like an arsonist moralizing about fire safety. These guys have zero, zero, zero credibility. ~ Joe Biden

    by Casual Wednesday on Thu Aug 26, 2010 at 11:05:34 PM PDT

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