Pakistan flood survivors struggle to save livestock

By Robert Birsel, Reuters

Many Pakistanis displaced by the country’s biggest floods in decades are struggling to save their livestock, not just survive themselves.

For many villagers forced from their flooded villages and seeking refuge on the outskirts of the southern city of Sukkur, their flocks of sheep and goats and herds of cows and buffaloes are what guarantees they have enough to eke out a living.

“We are already poor, if these animals die it’s a big problem for us,” said Dilshad Ahmed, standing amid his flock of about 100 sheep beside a main road near Sukkur, a city in Sindh province.

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