Pakistanis displaced by floods make plea for help

STORY: Roads, crops, infrastructure and bridges were washed away by unprecedented flash floods.

In Ratodero, the capital of Sindh province 480 km north of Karachi, many Pakistanis displaced by the floods took shelter in makeshift huts set up along dry patches of roads on Monday (August 29).

Pakistan has appealed for international help and some countries have already sent in supplies and rescue teams.

“Our houses are destroyed by rains and floods. Everything sank in water," one man displaced by the floods, Urs Solangi, said.

The southern Sindh and southwestern Balochistan provinces were hit hardest by the floods that swept through farmlands and towns. Large parts of both provinces and northern Pakistan districts were cut off for many days from the rest of the country.