Pakistan Floods

Neglected Pakistan flood victims left to survive on their own

By Sampath Perera, 19 October 2011

While the Indus Valley floodwaters have started to recede, the threat of famine and diseases is mounting for millions forced from their homes.

Pakistan: Red Cross warns of Tunisia-style unrest in wake of floods

By Ali Ismail, 9 February 2011

Last year’s floods have exacerbated food insecurity in Pakistan to the point that the poverty-stricken country could soon see Tunisia-style unrest, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has warned.

Pakistan’s summer floods: A man-made disaster

By Ali Ismail, 13 January 2011

More than six months after catastrophic floods first hit Pakistan, millions of people remain without proper shelter and adequate food supplies and at risk of disease. This tragedy is a stunning indictment of the Pakistani bourgeoisie and its international allies, above all Washington.

Arm Pakistani workers with a revolutionary socialist program

Build the Pakistani section of the International Committee of the Fourth International!

By of Marxist Voice, 6 January 2011

The World Socialist Web Site is publishing here a statement from Marxist Voice, a Pakistani group that has expressed political agreement with the perspectives of the International Committee of the Fourth International and undertaken to work with the ICFI to build it as the World Party of Socialist Revolution.

International aid for Pakistan flood victims grossly inadequate

By Tom Peters, 24 September 2010

While shedding crocodile tears over the flood victims, international leaders accompanied their tiny pledges of aid with demands for sweeping austerity measures and increased taxes on working people.

Pakistan floods exacerbate child hunger and malnutrition

By Ali Ismail, 2 September 2010

The UN World Food Programme and UN Children’s Fund have warned that the floods ravaging Pakistan will exacerbate child hunger and malnutrition. This is in a country where millions of children already suffered from acute malnutrition or stunting.

Pakistan’s floods, partition and imperialist oppression

By Keith Jones, 30 August 2010

The floods in Pakistan are a calamity of monumental dimensions. Yet for the rival national bourgeoisies of Pakistan and India, it is business as usual.

Pakistan floods unleash desperate economic crisis

By Ali Ismail, 26 August 2010

The catastrophic floods spreading across Pakistan have dashed any hopes of an economic recovery in the poverty-stricken country.

Pakistan lacks adequate international flood aid

By Sampath Perera, 25 August 2010

Three weeks after floods inundated Pakistan, millions of people are still without basic assistance—food, clean water, shelter and medicine. While aid promises have increased, the UN reported on Monday that it had received only about 70 percent of its emergency appeal.

Millions of Pakistani flood victims face continuing crisis

By Vilani Peiris, 21 August 2010

After a two-day UN session ended yesterday, international aid pledged for Pakistani flood victims still fell well short of the UN’s emergency aid appeal for $460 million.

As Pakistan drowns, Washington focuses on security threats

By Patrick Martin, 19 August 2010

As the toll of death and destruction in Pakistan from unprecedented flooding continues to mount, US government officials and the American media are raising concerns not over the colossal human tragedy, but over the potential threat to political stability and US security interests in the region.

Pakistan floods affect 20 million people as disaster worsens

By Vilani Peiris, 17 August 2010

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon described the devastation as the worst that he had ever seen. “In the past, I have witnessed many natural disasters around the world, but nothing like this.”

Pakistan after the floods: “The situation is explosive”

17 August 2010

The World Socialist Web Site received the following letter Sunday from a supporter in Pakistan.

Pakistani floods affect millions, but level of international aid pitiful

By Vilani Peiris, 11 August 2010

With heavy rain continuing, the worst flooding in Pakistan in 80 years is still spreading. Pakistani relief organisations are stretched to the limit, yet the level of international aid remains pitiful.

Pakistani floods: A man-made not a natural disaster

By Wije Dias, 7 August 2010

The tragedy unfolding in Pakistan as a result of the country’s worst floods in 80 years is a devastating indictment not only of the present Pakistani government, but of its international allies—the US in particular—and the profit system as a whole.

Hundreds killed in devastating Pakistani floods

By Vilani Peiris, 3 August 2010

While the Pakistani government has put the death toll in the current monsoonal flooding at around 800, officials in the worst affected, north-western region estimate a far higher figure of more than 1,500.