Reference : V-P-PK-E-00944
Date : 20/08/2010
Country/Region : PAKISTAN
Caption : Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pir Sabaq. Family affected by massive flooding, which ruined many people's houses and possessions.
Photographer : BARRY, Jessica
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Life goes on in Pir Sabaq, despite the massive flooding which ruined many people's houses and possessions, destroyed a foot bridge that crossed the nearby Kabul river, and tore away sections of a road. The Kabul and Swat rivers join together close to the village and then flow into the river Indus. The swollen rivers engulfed trees, destroyed public buildings and badly damaged the only medical facility, a government-run Basic Health Unit.

Ahmed (25) says that his eight-month-old baby has diarrhoea like most of the other village children. He took his son to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society clinic to be treated on the 20th August . "The medicines are good, but they are not adequate," says Mr Saeed looking worried. "It is not enough." Mr Saeed's two-room house was badly damaged by the floods and the family's possessions ruined.
Resolution : 4272x2848
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour