Flooding

Militants stand to gain from Pakistan floods

The floods tearing through Pakistan's breadbasket have further weakened this already unstable country, inflicting more economic pain on its people and threatening a key pillar of the US-led war against Islamist militants - who stand to gain from the misery.

Pakistan floods shape an archipelago of misery

Pakistan floods shape an archipelago of misery

The water came in the morning, quietly sweeping across the rice paddies and into the village. Within hours, it was as high as a man's shoulder and Abdul Nabi had lost his harvest, his mud home and all 10 of his buffalo.

Flood victims mob relief trucks in Pakistan

Flood victims mob relief trucks in Pakistan

Victims of Pakistan's deadly floods mobbed relief trucks carrying food on Tuesday and authorities in the northwest warned of famine unless the region's farmers got immediate help with planting new crops.

UN appeals for $US460 million for Pakistan

UN appeals for $US460 million for Pakistan

The United Nations appealed for nearly $US460 million on Wednesday to provide immediate help to millions of victims of the worst floods in Pakistan in living memory and said it will need millions more to help rebuild the devastated country.

Pakistan flood misery rivals Indian tsunami, Haiti: UN

Pakistan flood misery rivals Indian tsunami, Haiti: UN

The number of people suffering from the massive floods in Pakistan exceeds 13 million - more than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the United Nations say.

NZ man in flood-hit India reportedly "fine"

Efforts to contact a New Zealander known to be in India's remote Himalayan region of Ladakh hit by flash floods are continuing today.

Death toll rises to 11 in flooding in Europe

Death toll rises to 11 in flooding in Europe

The death toll in flooding in central Europe rose to 11 as Poland's interior minister said on Sunday that two more people had died in the southwestern region of the country.

Pakistan needs billions to recover from floods

Pakistan needs billions to recover from floods

Pakistan will need billions of dollars to recover from its worst floods in history, further straining a country already dependent on foreign aid to prop up its economy and back its war against Islamist militants, the UN said on Sunday.

US Army flies flood relief missions in Pakistan

US Army flies flood relief missions in Pakistan

US Army choppers flew their first relief missions in Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest on Thursday, airlifting hundreds of stranded people to safety from a devastated tourist town and distributing emergency aid.

NZ to give $2m to Pakistan after floods

NZ to give $2m to Pakistan after floods

New Zealand is to provide $2 million in emergency aid to Pakistan following severe floods there killing up to 1500 people, and making life miserable for more than three million.

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