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Pakistan: Disabled and elderly people hard hit by floods

Posted 10/8-10 at 12.41

Not surprisingly, disabled people and other vulnerable groups have been hardest hit by the floods in Pakistan. Despite the extreme privation, Jamila Hasan and her daughter, pictured below in Lahore, are probably some of the lucky ones.

woman pushing wheelchair user through flood waters

Jamila Hasan and her daughter negotiate their way across a flooded street in Lahore

 

"My daughter is disabled and suffers kidney disease", said Jamila Hasan. "She needs regular dialysis. Getting her to hospital in a wheelchair is very hard," She said public transport prices had risen sharply after the heavy rainfall, making it harder for those with mobility problems to get around.

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