As of today, the United Nations estimate that over 4 million people in Pakistan are homeless due to the worst flooding in their recorded history. Approximately one fifth of the country is under water. The worst part about the water is the filth and disease that is living in it. Lots of water…but not a drop to drink. Congress is working on more aid for Pakistan in order to head off any potential Islamic extremists moving in on an already horrific situation. Despite the already unimaginable amount of damage, monsoon season is only half way over.
- Pakistan is experiencing the worst floods in their history.
- 650,000 homes have been destroyed.
- At least 500,000 people have evacuated the Sindh region of Pakistan.
- The current damage to the highways is expected to be in the $60 million dollar range, so far.
- Damage done to the power system and dams is expected to be in the $30 million dollar range, so far.
- Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) says that when this is all said and done, they expect that this will be considered the worst disaster the country has ever experienced.
- The current estimated death toll is approximately 1600 people.
- Nearly 1.5 million acres of crops have flooded.
- Over 10,000 cattle have died.
Residents are very upset and claim they are not receiving the aid they need. There is also great anger and frustration over the fact that Pakistani President, Asif Ali Zardari has left the country. Asif Ali Zardari is in Britain, meeting with UK Prime Minister David Cameron.