Over 160,000 Pakistanis still displaced by floods

More than 160,000 people who were displaced by floods that hit Pakistan in July last year are still sheltering in camps and spontaneous settlements.

floods in Pakistan

floods in Pakistan

According to the United Nations refugee agency, (UNHCR), the floods affected approximately 20 million people and damaged or destroyed 1.7 million houses.

UNHCR spokesman in Geneva, Andrej Mahecic, says that many of the displaced people lost their homes and the means to rebuild them.

“Six months after devastating floods first hit Pakistan in July 2010, some 166,000 people are still displaced and living in over 240 camps and spontaneous settlements in Pakistan. This is substantially down from the peak levels in September and October when 3.2 million people were living in camps, but it still represents a substantial population in need of help. Of today’s camp populations some128,000 are spread across 188 locations. The rest are in Baluchistan and in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.”

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