Pakistan Military Helping Flood Victims


Pakistan is badly affected by flood in most part of the country. Most Pakistani NGOs and Pakistan military is helping people in recovery operation. Floods affected from Gilgit (Top north of Pakistan) to Karcahi (Bottom South of Pakistan). This flood disaster is one of the worst disaster of the recent times as stated by the Pakistani Spectator.

The current disaster is being termed as the worst humanitarian crises ever. The number of people affected are more than the combined total of the three biggest disasters to have taken place in recent times.

Here is the number of affected people by any recent disaster.

  • Number of people affected in 2004 Tsunami: 5 million
  • Number of people affected in 2005 Kashmir Earthquake: 3 million
  • Number of people affected in 2010 Haiti Earthquake: 3 million
  • Number of people affected by current floods in Pakistan: 14 million

You can see the intensity of this disaster in few photographs below.

A Man Wades Through Floodwaters In Pakistan’s Muzaffargarh District Of Punjab Province


A man wades through floodwaters in Pakistan’s Muzaffargarh district of Punjab province August 24, 2010. Pakistan could take years to recover from the floods disaster, its president said, as crisis talks began with the IMF which predicted the catastrophe would have a major and lasting economic impact.

Flood Victims Sit In Front Of Their Destroyed Shop In Pakistan


Flood victims sit in front of their destroyed shop in Pakistan’s Muzaffargarh district of Punjab province August 24, 2010. Pakistan could take years to recover from the floods disaster, its president said, as crisis talks began with the IMF which predicted the catastrophe would have a major and lasting economic impact.

Pakistan Flood Devastation Continues To Grow


RAJANPUR, PAKISTAN – AUGUST 24: A home is seen enveloped by flood waters with its surrounding roads destroyed on August 24, 2010 on the outskirts of Rajanpur in Punjab, Pakistan. The country’s agricultural heartland has been devastated, with rice, corn and wheat crops destroyed by floods. Officials say as many as 20 million people have been effected during Pakistan’s worst flooding in 80 years. The army and aid organizations are struggling to cope with the scope of the wide spread scale of the disaster that has killed over 1,600 people and displaced millions. The UN has described the disaster as unprecedented, with over a third of the country under water.

Pakistan Flood Devastation Continues To Grow

RAJANPUR, PAKISTAN – AUGUST 24: Villagers displaced from their homes by flooding, cross a road broken by flood waters on August 24, 2010 on the outskirts of Rajanpur in Punjab, Pakistan. The country’s agricultural heartland has been devastated, with rice, corn and wheat crops destroyed by floods. Officials say as many as 20 million people have been effected during Pakistan’s worst flooding in 80 years. The army and aid organizations are struggling to cope with the scope of the wide spread scale of the disaster that has killed over 1,600 people and displaced millions. The UN has described the disaster as unprecedented, with over a third of the country under water.

Pakistan Flood Devastation Continues To Grow


RAJANPUR, PAKISTAN – AUGUST 24: Villagers displaced from their homes by flooding, and surrounded by flood waters, scramble for food relief thrown out of a Pakistan Military helicopter on August 24, 2010 on the outskirts of Rajanpur in Punjab, Pakistan. The country’s agricultural heartland has been devastated, with rice, corn and wheat crops destroyed by floods. Officials say as many as 20 million people have been effected during Pakistan’s worst flooding in 80 years. The army and aid organizations are struggling to cope with the scope of the wide spread scale of the disaster that has killed over 1,600 people and displaced millions. The UN has described the disaster as unprecedented, with over a third of the country under water.

A Flood Victim Holds A Pan Of Water While Taking Refuge On A Road


A flood victim holds a pan of water while taking refuge on a road with her family in Sukkur in Pakistan’s Sindh province August 22, 2010. Floods are threatening to wreak havoc in more areas of south Pakistan in a catastrophe that has made the government more unpopular and may help Islamist militants gain supporters.

A Man Wades Through Floodwaters In Rajanpur District Of Pakistan’s Punjab Province


A man wades through floodwaters in Rajanpur district of Pakistan’s Punjab province August 24, 2010. Pakistan could take years to recover from the floods disaster, its president said, as crisis talks began with the IMF which predicted the catastrophe would have a major and lasting economic impact.

A Boy Sitting On The Ground Cries While Waiting For An Evening Food Hand Out

A boy sitting on the ground cries while waiting for an evening food hand out at a centre for flood victims near Nowshera in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province August 23, 2010. Pakistan braced for more flooding in the south as officials were due to hold talks in Washington on Monday with the International Monetary Fund on how to shore up the battered economy to maintain stability.

A Family Fleeing From Floodwaters Make Their Way Back To Their Village

A family fleeing from floodwaters make their way back to their village in Sultan Kot, about 51 km (31 miles) from Sukkur in Pakistan’s Sindh province August 23, 2010. Pakistan’s worst floods in decades have left millions hungry, the United Nations said on Monday, while parts of the south were on high alert for rising waters that could further tax aid groups.

While Pakistani Military men helping these poor families day and night.

World Food Program wheat is unloaded from a U.S Navy MH-53E helicopter during a rescue and aid mission by the U.S Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) August 17, 2010 in Khawazakhela , Upper Swat, Pakistan. The U.S. military has been taking part in the recovery efforts during the devastating Pakistan floods since August 4, that has carried 215 metric tons of relief supplies from the World Food Program (WFP) to the Swat region, a region that has been cut off when bridges were washed away during flash flooding. According to the U.S. military, they have evacuated 3,571 people from Kalam in Upper Swat. The country’s agricultural heartland has been devastated, with rice, corn and wheat crops destroyed by floods. Officials say as many as 20 million people have been effected during Pakistan’s worst flooding in 80 years. The army and aid organizations are struggling to cope with the scope of the wide spread scale of the disaster that has killed over 1,600 people and displaced millions. The UN has described the disaster as unprecedented, with over a third of the country under water.

Pakistani Soldiers Assist A Boy Out Of A Boat After He Was Rescued From Heavy Floods

Pakistani soldiers assist a boy out of a boat after he was rescued from heavy floods in a village of Deira Din Panah, in Pakistan’s Punjab province, August 4, 2010. Pakistanis facing life-threatening shortages scoured towns for belongings and food in several areas on Wednesday after floods killed 1,400 people and threw the spotlight on President Asif Ali Zardari’s fragile leadership.

An Army Personnel Evacuating Residents, Carries A Flood Victim To A Helicopter

An army personnel evacuating residents, carries a flood victim to a helicopter in Sanawa, a town located in the Muzaffar Ghar district of Pakistan’s Punjab province August 5, 2010. After wrecking Pakistan’s northwest, the worst floods in 80 years swept through the economically vital Punjab in a catastrophe that has raised doubts about President Asif Ali Zardari’s fragile leadership

Pakistani Soldiers Unload Relief Goods From A Helicopter In Alipur

Pakistani soldiers unload relief goods from a helicopter in Alipur in Pakistan’s Muzaffargarh district of Punjab province August 24, 2010. Pakistan could take years to recover from the floods disaster, its president said, as crisis talks began with the IMF which predicted the catastrophe would have a major and lasting economic impact.

A Pakistani Soldier Throws Food Supplies To A Flood Victim

A Pakistani soldier throws food supplies to a flood victim in Rajanpur district of Pakistan’s Punjab province August 24, 2010. Pakistan could take years to recover from the floods disaster, its president said, as crisis talks began with the IMF which predicted the catastrophe would have a major and lasting economic impact.

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9 Responses to Pakistan Military Helping Flood Victims

  1. DrBaRaKoTa says:

    really its a very scary

    a huge number of victims

    must all islamic world support these people

    • Yasir Imran says:

      DrBarakota
      Welcome to my blog and thank you for your comments. A lot of people are donating to Pakistan and I hope the recovery operation will improve things.

  2. pAKISTAN Humse Naraz Hai.

    “Mulk Ka hashar dekh k mosam bhi hua ghumgeen,
    Zameen ki halat ne guzartay badalo ko rulaya,

    Hawao ki narazgi ka tab ilam hua hum ko,
    jab kise parwaz ko usnay zameen pay la giraya,

    Yun khoon ko bahta dakh k darya say raha na gya,
    Ek ansuon ka sailab galiyo tak lay aya,

    Ye pak zameen ro ro k ye kahti hai,
    Aisay gunahgar logo ko kyo mujh pay basaya..”

    PLZZ Pray 4 the country.

  3. Pingback: Malik Riaz will donate 2 billion US $ for flood vicitims. | Yasir Imran Mirza

  4. Inshaallah yasir bhai. agar hum logo nay apnay ap ko sudhar liya to pakistan me zaror inqalaab aye ga. or hamaray pakistan se acha koi mulk nai ho ga or aik din ye waqt zaror aay ga inshaallah, ameen

  5. irina says:

    PPL why you separated on muslin and non-muslim!!?? untill this view will alive in ur mind…this is never end! im not muslim…but i really sorry for this ppl!and will pray for them!

  6. I agree with Irina. It’s human suffering. Not muslim or non-muslim/ christian or non-christian suffering. We, as Pakistanis, do refer to “muslims” a lot; forgetting that we are not alone on this land.
    Good work Mr. Yasir.

  7. nazam.paaree says:

    Good work Mr. Yasir.

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