New NASA Images Show Pakistan Still Needs Our Help
While it may not be showing up in the "A" section of the newspaper anymore, new satellite images from NASA show that much of Pakistan is still flooded, and the crisis is far from over.
First, here's what the area looks like this time in a "relatively normal" year, from October 11, 2009:
Now, the new images from October 12, 2010:
For more perspective, here's what it looked like on August 11, 2010, when the flood was still a "fresh" story, and the flood waters higher upstream.
Patrick asked earlier: Why isn't Pakistan getting any relief? I'm guessing that those answers are probably the same as to why nobody is paying any attention to the lingering disaster now.
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