Pakistan floods: The human cost

Emergencies article written on the 30 Aug 2010

In case you missed it, an excellent article in last Thursday’s Age about the acute human suffering in Pakistan right now, by Rebecca Barber, Oxfam’s humanitarian advocacy officer in Islamabad.

Normally, Pakistani women don’t like to have their photos taken. It’s seen to be undignified. But in the camps and along the side of the roads there’s no dignity left, and men and women alike push themselves forward to be photographed, hoping that somehow, it will lead to someone somewhere coming to their assistance.

Read the full article.