Unloading Supplies

Local Men Help Unload Supplies From U.S Helicoptor

 

Pakistan has been hit with the worst flooding in the country’s history, affecting 20 million people and one-fifth of the land in Pakistan. 

Victims of the floods are frustrated and say critical supplies are not being delivered.  demonstrators were rolling stones and garbage onto major highways to protest the lack of help. One protestor said the officials only handed out food when the media was around. He equated the tossing of packets to that of feeding dogs. 

 The United Nations (U.N.) has asked member countries to do more to help the millions have had to flee from the rising water.  The U.N. is also concerned that there could be larger complications could be on their way, due to diseases, overcrowding, and unsanitary conditions in the relief camps.

Local and international agencies have been able to help many, but millions more are doing without. In some areas, the Pakistan army has been able to step in and help.  But reports about villages like Shahgar, where 2000 people are stranded without food, drinking water and medicine, continue to arrive. 

The U.N. World Food Program (WFP), has appealed to its donors for $150 million to help with emergency relief.