Record-Shattering Flooding in Pakistan Effects Many

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Men walk along a flooded road with their belongings, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Sohbatpur, Pakistan August 28, 2022. REUTERS/Amer Hussain NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

Lorelai Parker

The death of 1,500 people were caused by the record-shattering floods in Pakistan. There have been 33 million people who have been displaced from their homes. In the Sindh Province in southern Pakistan, the floodwater has submerged roughly 300 villages.

Farmers who once tilled fields of cotton and wheat, wooden motorboats now chug across the pond saving people between towns from the major flooding. Scattered across the water are single sandals, medicine bottles, and the bright blue books of elementary students whose books went out of the window as water submerged the schools.

Tens of thousands of people whose homes were destroyed, they have found shelter in schools, public buildings, and along the roadside and canal embankments. Many of the villages have not received any first aid. Since that day, the water has receded by about a foot, but life on the village-turned-island is barely survivable. Many of the survivors don’t want to live in the shelter or tents, they want to go back home.