New Floods Threaten Pakistan

September 13, 2010 Updated: September 14, 2010

Towns in southern Sindh Province, Pakistan are now under threat of being inundated with water as the country's devastating floods move into new territory. As the waters flow into the Arabian Sea, they are overflowing lakes, such as Pakistan’s largest fresh water lake, Lake Manchhar, Geo TV reported on Monday.

Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee the Dadu District of the province around Lake Manchhar, officials said.

Currently the water is a dangerous six inches below Lake Manchhar. If the lake’s banks overflow, Sehwan Tehsil's Bobak City, Sehwan Airport, and Sehwan-Hyderabad Indus Highway will be submerged, the TV said.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), a new disaster threatens Pakistanis somewhere in the country every few days and millions of people are still in need humanitarian support.

Floods that started spreading in late July have already caused one of the largest humanitarian crises the U.N. and other humanitarian communities have ever responded to.

Flood waters now cover one-fifth of the country and have left at least 1,750 people dead along with affecting about 20 million people.