September 22, 2011
Zahida, a nine-year-old girl displaced by floods stands amidst a wall with rainwater stain marks while taking refuge with her family in a government school building in the Badin district of Pakistan's Sindh province. The latest floods, triggered by monsoon rains, have killed more than 230 people, destroyed or damaged 1.2 million houses and flooded 4.5 million acres (1.8 million hectares) since late last month, officials and Western aid groups say. More than 300,000 people have been moved to shelters. Some 800,000 families hit by last year's floods are still homeless. Aid groups have warned of a growing risk of fatal diseases.