Displaced people from the Pakistan floods gather to receive Aid
Displaced and homeless people queue for aid outside a stadium in Hyderabad. Police move into the crowds to beat people back with sticks, Sindh Pakistan. Hyderabad, Pakistan. 04/10/2010
Displaced People from the Pakistan floods gather to recieve a Watan card for aid outside a stadium in Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan.
The 2010 Pakistan floods began in July 2010 following heavy monsoon rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan regions of Pakistan. Present estimates indicate that over two thousand people have died and over a million homes have been destroyed since the flooding began.
The United Nations estimates that more than 21 million people are injured or homeless as a result of the flooding, exceeding the combined total of individuals affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. At one point, approximately one-fifth of Pakistan's total land area was underwater due to the flooding.
Photography by Rajput Yasir