Pakistani flood-threatened villagers travel along a bridge with their belongings and cattle as they evacuate Sajawal in Sindh province on August 26, 2010. Pakistan ordered nearly half a million people to evacuate towns on August 26 as rising floods threaten further havoc in a country straining to cope after its worst humanitarian disaster. The United Nations warned that 800,000 people in desperate need of aid had been cut off by the deluge across the country and appealed for more helicopters to deliver supplies to those people reachable only by air. Photo courtesy AFP.
Thatta, Pakistan (AFP) Aug 27, 2010 - Flood-ravaged Pakistan ordered nearly half a million people to evacuate towns Thursday as the United Nations vowed to forge ahead with relief operations despite threats against foreign aid workers. Torrential monsoon rains triggered massive floods affecting a fifth of the volatile country - an area roughly the size of England - where US officials have reported threats by the Taliban. B ... more