03 August, 2010

Counting miseries..

"A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is statistic."

Here are the statistics:


Cost to Agriculture:
US$1,000,000,000

(US$ 1 Billion in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa only)

Pakistanis Affected:
2,500,000

(including incidents of disease and displacement and with rising threats of epidemics)

Households needing help:
100,000

(Mostly in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa)

People still waiting to be evacuated:
27,000

(Including 1500 tourists)

International Relief Pledged so far:
US$30,000,000+

(Including US$10 million from the United States, another US$10 million from the United Nations and US$8 million from United Kingdom)

Death Toll:
1650+

(Estimate of 1500+ in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa only)

A Pakistani villager with his daughter moves wades to safety.



Pakistani army soldiers passed a baby to safety as they helped people flee from their flooded village yesterday.