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Deadly Floods Inundate Farms in Pakistan, Flushing Away Crops

  • World can ill afford another crop disaster as food prices soar
  • About half of country’s cotton crop may be destroyed by rains
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Pakistan Floods Spark Humanitarian Crisis
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The toll of extreme flooding on Pakistan’s food security is becoming apparent: large swathes of farmland under water, crops and stockpiles washed away, homes and livelihoods wiped out. 

The government warned that a food crisis is looming. Rains and deadly floods have damaged rice and cotton crops, along with vegetables like onions and tomatoes. They also threaten wheat planting in the coming months at a time when the world can ill afford another disruption to grain supply.