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UNHCR Emergency Flood Response Sindh Province, Pakistan 2011

A motorbike travels along a flooded road in Jhati Tersil, Thatta District, Sindh, Pakistan on September 28, 2011. In August 2011, Heavy monsoon rains triggered flooding in lower parts of Sindh and northern parts of Punjab, making it difficult to quickly deliver aid to flood affected communities due to damaged roads. 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 motorbike travels along a flooded road in Jhati Tersil, Thatta District, Sindh, Pakistan on September 28, 2011. In August 2011, Heavy monsoon rains triggered flooding in lower parts of Sindh and northern parts of Punjab, making it difficult to quickly deliver aid to flood affected communities due to damaged roads. 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.