Over 2010, 2011 and 2012, more than 20 million people have been affected by devastating floods in Pakistan, one of the worst natural disasters in the country’s history.
The heavy monsoon rains, between July and September, swamped Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, four Pakistan’s provinces, killing thousands of people and leaving million homeless. Entire villages were destroyed, millions of acres of fertile land got damaged, thousands of live stocks disappeared. The economical impact was estimated at several billion dollars. Pakistan’s Sindh province, particularly affected, witnessed dramatic scenes of survivors sheltering in relief camps for months and exposed to many diseases like cholera, malaria, gastro enteritis or skin diseases.
The international community reacted and donations came from all around the world to support the reconstruction but after two years, many Pakistanis haven’t recovered a home yet.