Despair of Pakistan’s forgotten flood victims

| 29/10/2010

(BBC): Liaqat Babar, a farmer in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh, sees just one escape from the hunger, loss and torment inflicted by the recent catastrophic floods. Suicide. "When I see my kids, I feel like killing myself," he says. "We are powerless. We just keep quiet and ask God for death." Three months after the flooding which affected 20 million people and one fifth of the country, Liaqat has no home, no hope and no answers for his six children. "They are crying for food, " he says. "I tell them God will send someone very kind, and I send them to sleep. In the morning they ask again for food, and I say again that God will send someone."

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