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Pakistan flood survivors battle rising tide of disease

BBC, 22 Sep 2022
Health officials in Pakistan have told the BBC they’ve seen a sharp increase in waterborne diseases, in the wake of devastating floods which saw a third of the country submerged. The head of the World Health Organisation has warned of a “second disaster” as cases of illnesses like malaria, dengue and diarrhoea rise rapidly including in young children.

Some of those affected say aid still hasn’t reached them - the officials say they’re doing all they can to ensure people get help. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has appealed to the world for more donations, as he heads to the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Corr Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from Sindh province in Pakistan


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