More Displaced in Pakistan Floods

By Jasper Fakkert
Jasper Fakkert
Jasper Fakkert
Editor-in-Chief, U.S. Editions
Jasper Fakkert is the Editor-in-chief of the U.S. editions of The Epoch Times. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication Science and a Master's degree in Journalism.
September 21, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

A Pakistani man begins to rebuild his home in Nowshera on September 21. United Nation aid agencies have warned that flood stricken areas of Pakistan face a looming threat of child malnutrition.  (Carl de Souza/Getty Images )
A Pakistani man begins to rebuild his home in Nowshera on September 21. United Nation aid agencies have warned that flood stricken areas of Pakistan face a looming threat of child malnutrition. (Carl de Souza/Getty Images )
Seven weeks after floods submerged large parts of Pakistan, thousands of people continue to flee their homes every day, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

“The flood waters are rising, and every day we are seeing 20,000 to 30,000 people newly displaced,” said Andy Pendleton, a U.N. official in the southern Pakistani city of Hyderabad, in a news release.

According to Pendleton, water surrounding Lake Manchar is forcing flood victims living in temporary shelters to flee again.

“First we had the rain, then the water from the river, and now the lake,” said Fawad Hussain, a U.N. relief coordinator.

According to the U.N., there are also still flood survivors who have been stranded in submerged villages for weeks.

An estimated 20 million people have been affected by the floods.

Jasper Fakkert
Jasper Fakkert
Editor-in-Chief, U.S. Editions
Jasper Fakkert is the Editor-in-chief of the U.S. editions of The Epoch Times. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication Science and a Master's degree in Journalism.