By: Mong Palatino The situation in Thailand is improving as floodwaters are receding but the death toll has now reached more than 600, according to Saksith Saiyasombut: Now that the worst seems to be over and the tide are slowly, but steady receding in many parts of the country, a sense of normalcy returns to Bangkok. However, the suffering for many in the affected [...]
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By: Salman Latif The 2010 floods in Pakistan displaced millions and were a major setback for the national economy. They affected vast areas mainly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh and took a toll of hundreds of lives. Despite the repeated statements from the government, no practical steps were taken to tackle the possibility of future floods and the consequence of this gross [...]
By Khalida Brohi, PDI Pakistan In February 2011 I was on my usual reporting tour around Sindh province of Pakistan to share updates on the lives of flood survivors that we at PDI have been working with. For some reason I didn’t feel too much enthusiasm at the idea of riding down to the villages which had once been under [...]
by: Khalida Brohi, PDI Pakistan “Isn’t human sympathy sustainable when it comes to natural disasters”? Asks a flood survivor in Thatta District, Pakistan, as relief fades away with the days that pass. Now is when the flood survivors are going to see the REAL disaster as government agencies, civil society, media and others feel like their part of the job [...]
By Khalida Brohi, PDI Pakistan Wrinkles have taken over her face now. Especially when she smiles, the folds gather around her mouth giving away a feeling of warmth and affection. While her frail body refuses to move around much now, her hands constantly rise up in prayers for her grandchildren, for her family and for all human beings. That is [...]
Aid, Floods and Pakistan From the Participatory Development Initiative, Pakistan It wasn’t the hour of dawn yet. The sky was as calm as the midnights moonlight. Trees brushed together with soothing motions and all seemed normal. At the very hour the dark was to diminish, people started running down the streets of Thatta District, Pakistan. Within moments a chaos spread [...]
By: PDI Associates As this baby girl opens her small eyes in this new world, she sees her mother crumpled under the filthy blankets shaking from fever, a father helpless to promise her happiness and a home which is only a temporary camp near a graveyard in Shikarpur. When dreams shattered for the new mothers in flood camps, PDIs team [...]