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More than 500,000 homeless and 1,100 dead after floods cover a third of Pakistan

Homes are surrounded by floodwaters in Sohbat Pur city, Pakistan. (Zahid Hussain/AP)
Homes are surrounded by floodwaters in Sohbat Pur city, Pakistan. (Zahid Hussain/AP)

In Pakistan, more than 1,100 people are dead and nearly half a million are homeless after flooding left a third of the country under water. According to Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Climate Change, one town in the Sindh Province was hit with nearly 70 inches of water in a single day.

Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullians talks to Ishfaq Anwar, Pakistan country head for the Relief International not-for-profit. He joins her from Islamabad.

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This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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