Video blog: What I saw in Badin – The Express Tribune Blog
Posted: September 13, 2011 in Flood in Pakistan, Help, Pakistan, Relief, World
Video blog: What I saw in Badin – The Express Tribune Blog.
Two hundred people have fallen prey to the devastation that hit Badin and other areas in Sindh by more than 1,000 millimeters of rain in the last month. This is the heaviest rainfall ever recorded in Sindh. Compare this to the 70 odd millimeters of rain that has fallen in Karachi over the past few days and one begins to realize the magnitude of the catastrophe Sindh is facing.
I was in Badin earlier this week to with a group of volunteers calledSA Relief. I witnessed, first hand, what exactly was going on. From our entrance into the Golarchi area to Badin to Nindo, Khoski and Shade Laerge it was the same dismal story. Vast swathes of land on either side of the road were completely inundated with water. I have been working in flood relief since 2010 and I have to say that I have not seen this much water in my entire life. The flooding is so intense, that for several stretches there is no land in sight at all. In fact, I felt like I was driving in the middle of the sea – it was terrifying and saddening at the same time.