Essay Flood In Pakistan 2011
As floodwaters began swamping the land around that home, she began to experience problems giving birth. Parveen was carried on a charpai, or makeshift bed, through floodwaters to the helicopter, which rushed her to a military hospital.A Pakistani army helicopter was rushed to the scene and as it was circling to find a safe place to land, she gave birth to Uman. "The floods, were devastating, we lost an acre of cotton crops, and it destroyed our home, but the floods also bought happiness for me with the birth of my first twin boys,'' she said.Floodwaters destroyed much of their village of Basti Jagwala Shoki, near Muzaffargarh, last summer.Most residents of Basti Jagwala Shoki must rebuild their homes from scratch, in stages.Entire villages and urban centers have been flooded, homes have been destroyed, and over a million acres of crops and agricultural lands have been damaged.A Damage and Needs Assessment (DNA) has been commissioned in the wake of the floods.More than 800,000 families remain without permanent shelter a year after floods devastated Pakistan, according to the aid group Oxfam, and more than a million people need food assistance.(Akhtar Soomro/Reuters) #Workers build a bridge a year after floodwaters swept away a previous one in the village of Ghaz Ghat, near Muzaffargarh.
Taking into account the extent of the damage and the proposed strategies, the report then quantifies corresponding needs.
Millions of Pakistanis lost their homes, farms, and livelihoods in the disaster, with hundreds of thousands of people remaining homeless today.
(Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) #A child plays in a mud oven outside his family tent at a camp for flood victims in Charsadda in northwest Pakistan on July 31.
(Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) #Women prepare a meal on the site of their home, destroyed by last year's floods, on July 29 in the village of Basti Jagwala Shoki, near Muzaffargarh, Pakistan. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) #Student Abdul Qadeer, 14, reads a newspaper in a tea shop in the village of Yousuf Naich.
The village, in Sindh province, was devastated by the 2010 floods.