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PAWS flood relief efforts covered by Chris Anderson, curator of TED Talks

Chris Anderson, curator of TED Talks, writes about PAWS flood relief efforts on his blog:

80% of the flood affected population relies on agriculture and animals for their livelihoods. Around 1.2 million livestock and 6 million poultry have died throughout the country. The hundreds of thousands of animals that have survived are in urgent need of emergency fodder, shelter and veterinary support.

So it’s no trivial act that the Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), in collaboration with the Karachi Animal Hospital, organized a relief mission to Thatta and Makli in Sindh to provide veterinary treatment to the flood’s animal victims.

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Pakistan: Floods engulf a country

Sharon St Joan of the Best Friends Network:

Fourteen million people in Pakistan, decease along with their animals, have now been affected by the worst floods in their history. In their August 10 report, “Pakistan evacuates flood zone as 14 million uprooted,” on the Bloomberg website, Khurrum Anis and Farhan Sharif, write that floodwaters are covering an area as large as Lebanon.

More here.