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Flood affectees allege TBERMP caused unprecedented devastation

ISLAMABAD, Oct 12: The flood affectees of Muzaffargarh are observing a three-day hunger strike against World Bank (WB) financed Taunsa Barrage Emergency Rehabilitation and Modernization Project (TBERMP), which they allege, has caused massive flood devastation in the district. The three-day … Continue reading

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Desperate flood survivors turn to vandalism

SUKKUR: Hundreds of flood survivors, furious over a delay in the government’s Eid grant of Rs20,000 vented their anger by damaging shops, offices and vehicles during a violent protest on Minara Road and other areas on Wednesday. “We have lost … Continue reading

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Flood victims’ protests hamper Pakistan aid efforts

THATTA, Pakistan — Angry outbursts by flood victims reliant on scarce aid are hampering relief work in Pakistan, the Red Cross said, as the nation struggles to cope with its worst-ever natural disaster. A month after monsoons triggered catastrophic flooding … Continue reading

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Hungry flood-hit Pakistanis protest lack of help

(AFP) THATTA, Pakistan — Hundreds of hungry families blocked a highway in Pakistan’s flood-hit south on Wednesday, demanding the government provide more food as the UN warned of a “triple threat” to desperate survivors. The protest came as under-fire Prime … Continue reading

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Sindh flood victims battle with batons upon complaining

17 Aug NAUSHERO FEROZE: The government has not done enough to help the homeless flood victims of Naushero Feroze. When they tried to complain, they been brutally charged with batons. The same situation developed upon the departure of PML-N chief … Continue reading

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Shots fired as Haitian quake victims riot

January 24 UN troops fired warning shots and sprayed tear gas on Haitian quake survivors after a food delivery to hundreds of people spiraled out of control in the capital Port-au-Prince. The distribution of food, soybean oil, water and radios … Continue reading

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3m survivors could run riot in Haiti unless aid gets in, UN warns

January 16, 2010 United Nations peacekeepers warned yesterday that Haiti’s capital could quickly descend into rioting if three million hungry, thirsty and traumatised earthquake survivors don’t receive emergency aid soon. The warning came as relief agencies battled to deliver tonnes … Continue reading

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