Pakistan's Call for Help

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Floods have devastated Pakistan in recent weeks leaving millions homeless and in need of emergency assistance.  About one third of Pakistan has now been affected by the floods – which have marooned hundreds of villages and destroyed power stations, roads and bridges – complicating relief efforts.  The toll of dead and injured is mounting daily, water-borne diseases are spreading, and international relief officials have said the pace of aid donations is still not sufficient to...

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