Pakistan has been afflicted by the deadliest floods in a generation, leaving thousands dead and millions homeless thoughout the country — and swamping entire towns beneath water in the provinces of Sindh and Punjab. Reportedly, the floods have affected, if not killed, more people than the Haiti earthquake and Indonesian tsunami combined — and, with heavy rains forecast for the coming days, citizens are braced for more misery. (Watch an AP report about relief efforts.) A guide to the numbers behind this enormous disaster:
Inches of rainfall recorded in one week in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the hardest-hit region — roughly 10 times greater than the area's average annual total
Approximate number of people killed by the flooding to date
Number of homes destroyed or seriously damaged
Number of people in Pakistan urgently in need of food aid and drinking water, according to the U.N.
Total number of people affected by the flooding
Total number of people affected by the 2010 Haiti earthquake
Recorded population of the city of Muzaffargarh, which is now completely evacuated
Amount the U.S. has pledged to Pakistan
Amount pledged by the Taliban, which has urged the Pakistani government to refuse American aid
Number of Pakistanis the Taliban claims to have helped after the flooding — prompting fears among U.S. officials that the terrorist organization could bolster civilian support in Pakistan by exploiting the disaster
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