LARKANA   -  The rains that began in June have unleashed pow­erful floods across the country that have washed away swathes of vital crops and damaged or de­stroyed more than a million homes. Hundreds of thousands of displaced people are in urgent need of shelter, food and clean water, with the threat of more flooding hitting parts of country in coming days, especially Sindh.

Sindh is badly affected by the catastrophic floods as over 400 have died in the province since June this year. Deluges from swollen rivers are heading for lower-lying areas, threatening more misery for millions in Pakistan’s second largest province. Among the displaced families, a woman, a resident of district Larkana, has given birth to a newborn in a flood relief camp.

The father of the baby boy told the media that the newborn has been named “Sailab Khan” [flood] as he was born in the flood-hit area of Larkana. He complained that the provincial government did not provide any help to flood affectees.