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The flood situation–Sept 2011

This is what the monsoons have wrought.

Kamal Hyder of Al-Jazeera reports:

 

 

 

I don’t have anything to say. The videos pretty much say it all.

 

 

11 thoughts on “The flood situation–Sept 2011

  1. I believe that positive thoughts are energy that can spead out through the universe and help things to get better, if we take the time to send them. Some call this prayer. I will say prayers.

    1. Just doing my bit to spread awareness of what’s going on here right now. People are in deep, deep trouble. Really, these poor village folk (and us city folk too, but not as bad as the rural areas) are at the mercy of Nature and an inept, short-sighted government 😦

  2. I wished people would put more effort into trying to prevent natural disasters rather than fighting each other. As far as helping people who are effected by natural disasters, it often brings out the best in people. I admire people who risk sometimes their own lives in order to help others.
    When we are not in a position to be able to help the effected people, the least we can do is pray for them. When we feel so helpless to help others it is our belief in God that comes to the rescue.

  3. I just don’t understand why these poor people are being left to fend for themselves. The last time there were serious floods(last year I think) we had national coverage and an appeal here in the UK.This year, as far as I can tell, nothing. Not even coverage. I think it is shocking.I might even go so far as to say that it’s almost a conspiracy between Governments and media. The problem is so big maybe they think it will go away if they ignore it. Do these people have a champion? A voice who will shame the authorities?
    Where are the NGO’s ? I occassionally watch Al-Jazeera for a different take on the world and it’s very useful for that. But I bet viewing figures in the UK are pitiful – I suspect I am not a normal case.
    Western governments should get stuck in and get helping. That way, maybe the Pakistani government would get more involved and there would be less suspicion between both parties. It makes me angry when “we” (I mean western govts.) just ignore the poor people of the world because “we” have a self-serving agenda. Sorry, Mun. Didn’t mean to get on my high horse !
    Well done for putting this up here. And why wasn’t it Freshly Pressed, I might ask?

    1. Too many disasters in quick succession, donor fatigue, lack of media interest, deteriorating political will, disregard for long-term planning….it is all of these things and much more.
      I think the entire country is a problem that the world wishes they could ignore.
      The country is divided between hope and despair, some still hanging on to the belief that we are NOT a failed state, but a victim of forces beyond the control of ordinary people.
      I’m glad you aren’t normal, Al….thanks for the thoughtful comment here. I’m glad you care enough to give it a think! I don’t know what the solution is, but things look pretty bleak from where I’m standing. I try to ignore everything around me just so I can continue living in a bubble….but circumstances sometimes make it very difficult.
      And I have given up on being FP’ed! But you know what? It doesn’t even matter anymore! Though if I was a typical Pakistani, I’d say it was all a conspiracy…heheh.

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