Satelite view of Pakistan after the 2010 flood

David Shankbone’s blog post, Pakistan flood devastation statistics, serves as an excellent resource for students digitally traveling to Pakistan.

Here are the numbers from the United Nations on the breadth of devastation in Pakistan from the floods:

  • 1,539 people have died and 17 million have been directly affected
  • 1.2 million houses have been destroyed, leaving an estimated 8 million homeless
  • 3.2m hectares of standing crops have been lost or damaged
  • 2,055 people have been injured
  • 1.6 million have received food aid
  • 2 million people have received drinking water but “large numbers” have no access to water or sanitation
  • Reports on increasing migration towards Sindh province from other affected areas
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