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UNHCR Emergency Flood Response Sindh Province, Pakistan 2011

A female member of the Beel family outside their makeshift home within a UNHCR emergency relief camp for flood affected communities in Zareen Khan, Sanghar District, Sindh, Pakistan on September 27, 2011. His family arrived at the site 15 days earlier after their village of Dalor Moori was flooded and left underwater. They have not yet received a tent or food aid from UNHCR as they are not registered. The family are hindu farm labourers and will go home when the area is dry again. They will rebuild their house which collapsed during the floods. In August 2011, Heavy monsoon rains triggered flooding in lower parts of Sindh and northern parts of Punjab. To date, the Government of Pakistan reports that more than 5.3 million people have been affected, Over 300 people have lost their lives, over 4.2 million acres of land flooded and 1.59 million acres of crops destroyed. UNHCR is supplying 10,000 tents, 20,000 plastic sheets and 10,000 kits of household items as an emergency response to flood affected communities in Sindh Province. Contingent on an emergency funding appeal, UNHCR will be able to supply another 20,000 tents and relief items.

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A female member of the Beel family outside their makeshift home within a UNHCR emergency relief camp for flood affected communities in Zareen Khan, Sanghar District, Sindh, Pakistan on September 27, 2011. His family arrived at the site 15 days earlier after their village of Dalor Moori was flooded and left underwater. They have not yet received a tent or food aid from UNHCR as they are not registered. The family are hindu farm labourers and will go home when the area is dry again. They will rebuild their house which collapsed during the floods. In August 2011, Heavy monsoon rains triggered flooding in lower parts of Sindh and northern parts of Punjab. To date, the Government of Pakistan reports that more than 5.3 million people have been affected, Over 300 people have lost their lives, over 4.2 million acres of land flooded and 1.59 million acres of crops destroyed. UNHCR is supplying 10,000 tents, 20,000 plastic sheets and 10,000 kits of household items as an emergency response to flood affected communities in Sindh Province. Contingent on an emergency funding appeal, UNHCR will be able to supply another 20,000 tents and relief items.