Floods ravage Pakistan

Published 15 September 2011

Widespread flooding in Pakistan has left 200,000 people homeless and heavy rains have made relief efforts more difficult; the United Nations is rushing to deliver food and tents to disaster areas; Japan, China, and the United States have already pledged to deliver relief goods or money; the recent flooding stems from the severity of this year’s monsoon season; the disaster does not bode well for the current government which is struggling to gain legitimacy and is widely disliked; the government is also struggling to contain Islamist militants, political turmoil, and economic troubles; so far more than 200 people have been killed, 200,000 left without homes, and 4.2 million acres of farm land inundated

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