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Pakistan's deadly floods: By the numbers
Thousands dead, rainfall records smashed, and a fundraising showdown between America and the Taliban — here's the stats story behind a horrifying disaster
One area of Pakistan reportedly received 354 inches of rainfall in one week.
One area of Pakistan reportedly received 354 inches of rainfall in one week.
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akistan 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:

354
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 

1,600 
Approximate number of people killed by the flooding to date

302,000 
Number of homes destroyed or seriously damaged

6 million
Number of people in Pakistan urgently in need of food aid and drinking water, according to the U.N.

14 million
Total number of people affected by the flooding

3 million
Total number of people affected by the 2010 Haiti earthquake

700,000 
Recorded population of the city of Muzaffargarh, which is now completely evacuated

$459 million
Fundraising target the U.N. has set to provide aid to victims over the next 90 days

$146.5 million
Amount donated or pledged to the U.N. so far

$55 million
Amount the U.S. has pledged to Pakistan

$20 million
Amount pledged by the Taliban, which has urged the Pakistani government to refuse American aid

250,000
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

Sources: BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, AFP, United Nations

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