Tuesday, August 17, 2010

UN Humanitarian Chief John Holmes: The Magnitude of the Pakistan Floods is Unprecedented

Democracy Now!
With Amy Goodman

"The United Nations is warning millions of Pakistanis are at risk of deadly water-borne diseases more than two weeks since Pakistan’s worst-ever flooding began. The World Health Organization says around six million people—over half of them children—face the threat of cholera and dysentery, as well as typhoid and hepatitis. The flooding has killed over 1,600 people and displaced 20 million—nearly twelve percent of Pakistan’s population. We speak to UN Humanitarian Chief John Holmes and Pakistani analyst Mosharraf Zaidi....."

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