Remember the Great Flood? Its Still There

Posted on December 5, 2010
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Disasters, Environment
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These pictures were two days ago (on December 3, 2010). The top two are near Sehwan, the bottom picture is near Manchar. Both in Sindh.

Lest we forget, or lest the titilations of WikiLeaks turns all of us into armchair analysts, too many of those who were left devastated, destitute and displaced by the Great Flood still remain devastated, destitute and displaced.

Some may think that the floods is ‘old news’ with nearly four months having passed. But for more than one million who still remain displaced and in need of ’emergency aid’ and the many millions more who are scrapping to pick up the pieces of their lives, this is a story of daily struggles and daily disasters. The pictures below are from the displaced who are struggling with new challenges at the approach of winter in Nowshehra. These three pictures were taken yesterday; on December 4, 2010.

I understand that all of us are now far more occupied in unraveling the great problems of geopolitics but let us please not forget the difference that each one of us could make if only we wanted to make that difference. After all, ghar tou aakhir appna hai:

20 responses to “Remember the Great Flood? Its Still There”

  1. AM says:

    Heard your talk on Climate change at the Aga Khan University Karachi. Truly amazing and eye-opening. I must say that you are a gifted speaker and a bit different from my memories of the PTV programs. Coming back to the flood and its associated challenges, I think Pakistani people should know more about the agricultural land grab by our middle eastern brethren, the direct and indirect theft of the resources of Pakistan.

  2. burhan ahmad says:

    Oh so sad …allah taalla sab ko apne hafz o amaan me rakhe aur pakistani ko hifazat me rakhe apni

  3. Raheel says:

    If our government had half a brain they would look at flood relief as a way to build up their own image in the country. Instead, whatever respect one might have had for ZAB’s PPP has been drowned in the floods by Zardari’s PPP.

  4. Bushra says:

    This post is ATP at its best. Talking about and making us think about what others will not talk about.

  5. Linda Awinsman says:

    The needs now for those who have returned home are also great and the costs of rebuilding plus the emotional stress of dealing with things can be very high. This can sometimes be the real ‘meltdown moment’

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