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Pakistan Floods: Shattered Homes and Hope; I'm Helping Families Rebuild Lives

I visited a village in Dera Ismail Khan in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to help those in need.

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The devastating flood in Pakistan has left a trail of destruction in the country, with one-third of Pakistan being underwater.

Houses have collapsed, crops destroyed, and several people have been killed.

I am a rescue team member and I have been helping the victims of the flooded area with food, water, medicines, and other essentials for more than a week. I visited a village in Dera Ismail Khan in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to help those in need and spoke to them about the situation.

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Gul Zaman, a resident of the village and a victim of the floods, told me, "I had five rooms in my house and 15 of us were living there. None of the rooms are there now. My family is living in tents. We are homeless and shelterless. We need help to rebuild our lives."

The condition of the houses after the floods in Pakistan.

(Photo Courtesy: Ehtesham Hassan)

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Many residents have lost everything they had in the flash floods, there is nothing left.

Food items for the victims.

(Photo Courtesy: Ehtesham Hassan)

Ration being distributed to the victims.

(Photo Courtesy: Ehtesham Hassan)

"We lost everything to the floods. Our beds, grains, utensils, and everything has been lost. Nothing is left except our lives. You can see the destruction by yourself. We’re grateful to the people who came forward, rescued, and helped us. We have no resources left, we do not have anything at all. There is no food, we don't even have wheat left to feed our children."
Allah Wassey, Resident

Houses destroyed due to floods.

(Photo Courtesy: Ehtesham Hassan)

Utensils from a kitchen lying around after the house was wiped out due to the floods.

(Photo Courtesy: Ehtesham Hassan)

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I also met victims of the flood whose families have been displaced which has left them with nothing but grief.

"We had 10 rooms in our home. All of them collapsed. We have lost our beds and all the necessary items in these ruins. You can see everything all around here. My family has been displaced. I have lost everything. The disaster is obvious, as you can see everything around here. We are heartbroken. We have lost hope."
Ikram, Resident
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Millions have been rendered homeless and so many of the affected are still in dire need of rescue. They need food to eat, water to drink, and medicines.

Most of the people here in the village cannot afford to rebuild their life again. They have no resources to do so. It will take billions of rupees and years to reconstruct what has happened as the aftermath of the floods.

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Topics:  India   Pakistan   Floods 

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