More than 100 000 children under 5 are at risk of death in PakistanBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5288 (Published 24 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5288
- Helen Mooney
Six weeks after the first of the floods hit Pakistan, food, fresh water, and shelter are still in desperately short supply, and the country is facing a deteriorating humanitarian crisis.
An estimated 21 million people have been affected by the floods, half of whom have been left homeless, and thousands of children are at risk of starvation.
The floods have left vast swathes of people living in tent cities, relying on aid and handouts, and many of those affected say they have been turned away from camps by charities overwhelmed by the tide of dispossessed people. They are now …