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Pakistan, one year on

28 July 2011

Pakistan, one year on: Tuesday was the first anniversary of floods that killed 2000 and left 11 million people homeless in Pakistan. Christian Aid warned this week of serious concerns that this year’s monsoon could lead to further flooding. It said that many flood barrages had not been repaired along the river Indus, and that the diversion of water for agriculture also increased the risk of flooding. The Christian Aid partner Muslim Hands has helped more than 20,000 families affected, including Muhammad Anwar and his family, from the village of Goth Shah Nasar in the Sindh province. During the floods, they sought refuge under a tree for a month, and returned to find their house, and their rice and sugar-cane crops, destroyed. Muslim Hands has helped Mr Anwar build a new house, one of 63 being built of brick to resist future flooding. Above and right: scenes in the village

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