Wednesday, August 24, 2011

PAKISTAN: One year after the floods-women continue their struggle to rebuild their lives & livelihoods

AHRC, August 24, 2011
 


PAKISTAN: One year after the floods-women continue their struggle to rebuild their lives & livelihoods 

By Bushra Khaliq

One year ago during the months of July and August the floodwaters that ravaged the southern parts of Pakistan have long receded. Though gone are the makeshift tent camps on roadsides but revival of normal life and livelihood still remain a challenge. Thousands continue a daily struggle to support their families and re-establish livelihoods. As a new monsoon season is in full swing, last year’s trauma and economic pain still linger. While last year’s victims struggle to recover, others now worry that changing world weather patterns will cause renewed flooding.

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