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28 Jul 2011 description

PAKISTAN FLOODS 2010 – ONE YEAR ON

(New York, 28 July 2011) A year has passed since Pakistan faced the largest natural disaster in its history. Nearly 20 million people were affected as floodwaters swept across the country, covering an area the size of the United Kingdom.

The disaster changed the lives of millions in a matter of days – causing loss of life and destroying homes. For those who survived, everyday life became a challenge. Many were forced to move to camps and spontaneous shelters or to seek refuge with host families.