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2010 Pakistan floods

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The 2010 Pakistan floods began on 26 July 2010 and continued into the following month. They resulted from heavy monsoon rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan regions of Pakistan and affected the Indus River basin. Approximately one-fifth of Pakistan's total land area was underwater, approximately 796,095 square kilometres (307,374 sq mi).[1][2][3] According to government data, the floods directly affected about 20 million people, mostly by destruction of property, livelihood and infrastructure, with a death toll of 1,781 in 2010[4]

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  1. "Millions of Pakistan children at risk of flood diseases". BBC News Online. 16 August 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2010.
  2. Goodwin, Liz. "One-fifth of Pakistan under water as flooding disaster continues". News.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 2010-08-20. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
  3. Updated at 7:20am on 22 August 2010 (22 August 2010). "The International Monetary Fund says the floods which have devastated Pakistan will present a massive economic and political challenge to its government and people". Radionz.co.nz. Retrieved 2010-08-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. Singapore Red Cross (15 September 2010). "Pakistan Floods:The Deluge of Disaster – Facts & Figures as of 15 September 2010". Retrieved 18 October 2010.