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More than seven million affected as Pakistan flooding spreads

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A man displaced by the flooding rush towards an Army helicopter to receive supplies, in Badin, Sindh province, Pakistan, on Sept. 19. The number of people affected in recent floods in Pakistan rose above seven million, as authorities scrambled to provide relief goods and evacuate marooned people as United Nations called for donations of 357 million dollars to aid to some 7 million victims. The floods, brought by heavy monsoon downpours which started at the end of August, have inundated vast areas of the southern province of Sindh. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said in statement that 'over seven million' have been affected by the deluge, which has flooded more than 2.4 million hectares of land and damaged more than 500,000 houses.

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This photograph taken from a Pakistani Army helicopter shows shows a view of the flood-hit Sanghar district of Sindh province on September 19. The United Nations and Pakistani government appealed for $357 million in foreign donations to urgently help more than seven million people swamped by a second year of catastrophic floods. One year on from the country's worst-ever floods that left more than 21 million people in need, Pakistan's southern plains have been inundated again, with some parts of Sindh province swamped with more water than last summer.

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A Pakistani man wades through a flooded field in Tando Muhammad Khan near Hyderabad, Pakistan, on Sept. 19.

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This photograph taken from a Pakistani Army helicopter shows flood affected villagers seeking refuge on a dry patch in the flood-hit Sanghar district of Sindh province on September 19.

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Villagers receive aid packets dropped from helicopters in the flood-hit Sanghar district of Sindh province on September 19.

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People displaced from flooded areas live in a temporary shelter in Kalohi, district Tharparkar, Sindh province, Pakistan, on Sept. 19.

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