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Heavy Rains, Flooding Leave 226 Dead in Pakistan

  • Religion Today Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • Updated Sep 14, 2011

According to CNN, heavy rains and flooding in Pakistan's southeastern Sindh province have killed 226 people over the past month, including 34 children and 59 women. In all, 5.3 million people have been affected, and 1.19 million homes have been damaged. The flooding has inundated more than 4.5 million acres and damaged an estimated 80% of crops. And the heavy rains are not over; a weather advisory indicated meteorological conditions that could cause widespread heavy rain in the region this week. The United Nations is making arrangements to provide food supplies to half a million people for the next month in Sindh, and is set to supply 20,000 tents this week. Aid is also flowing in from other countries, including China and Iran, and Pakistan's Finance Division has established a relief fund to accept money from domestic and international donors.