Remember the Great Flood? Its Still There

Posted on December 5, 2010
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Disasters, Environment
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Adil Najam

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. Gifts Pakistan says:

    I forgot the tragic incident of Flood, but this blog reminded me again.

  2. Osman says:

    Adil saab, saw your video again and was moved by it as much as I had when I first saw it some months back. Well done, sir.

  3. Faraz says:

    Hi this is faraz from Chicago the first thing first
    It’s very simple if only 20% of people pay
    Govt taxes or realstate taxes everything will
    be fine try to collect as much money you can
    and try to help poor people.
    Thanks

  4. Zareen Niazi says:

    Adil,

    Very moving and touching post!!

  5. Junaid says:

    Powerful post. ATP is above all others. Your last paragraph made me stop in my tracks with its brutal honesty.

    “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”

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