Flood-affected villages in Pakistan now on the mend

Pakistani family affected by the floods

Pakistani family affected by the floods

In July of 2010, severe floods devastated Pakistan, affecting some 20 million people and submerging more than one fifth of the country’s land mass. Camp Koroona in north-west Pakistan was one of the villages affected. But as we hear from UN Radio’s Gerry Adams, it is now on the mend.

 Afghan returnees face harsh realities and limited job prospects

Afghan families

More than five million Afghans have returned to their homeland since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. But growing insecurity threatens the gains the country has made since then. While the refugees have returned with high hopes, they have found that harsh realities await them. We hear more in this report from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

 Iraqi journalists are living and dying for their profession

Mwaandishi Habari

The Committee to Protect Journalists has published its latest report on work-related fatalities. CPJ reports that at least 42 journalists were killed in 2010. And while this number is lower than in previous years, the organization says it is still unacceptably high. Among the countries ranked highest for the number of journalism-related killings is Iraq. In this next feature, produced by Francis Mead, we hear how journalists there are living and dying for their profession.

Producer: Dianne Penn
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10’00″ 

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