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Indus River Waters Not Expected to Recede for Another Month

26.4N 67.9E

September 24th, 2010 Category: Floods

Pakistan - September 23rd, 2010

The Pakistan flood crisis continues and huge numbers of people are still being affected, although media coverage has lessened. Probably at least one month will pass before the waters fully recede.  This image focuses on the Indus River, whose waters are still much higher than usual.

Around 14.1 million people are being directly affected. Statistics mention 392,786 damaged houses, 728,192 destroyed houses,  7,600 destroyed schools, and 436 health facilities that were damaged or destroyed.

Overall production loss of sugar cane, paddy and cotton is estimated to be 13.3 million tons. Two million hectares of standing crops were either lost or damaged. About 1.2 million head of livestock (excluding poultry) were lost, and 14 million livestock are at risk due to fodder shortages and heightened risk of disease.

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