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Back to school after six months interruption

Mohsin Junejo (front centre) is back in school in Nawan Juneja village, in Pakistan's Sindh province, but his family still live in a tent following last summer’s flood. Their village was completely underwater for months following the devastating floods in Pakistan last year. UK aid has helped restore the local primary school to a better standard than it was before the floods. The school now has clean drinking water and the only toilet in the village.

 

Mohsin’s dad said “Our house vanished in the flood. Some loose bricks are all we had left. We went to Sukkur for 15 days, then came back to Shikapur for 25 days, then to a camp in Wazirabad, then came back to the village, but it was still flooded so we camped on the road outside the village.

 

"In March the flood water receded and we moved back in to the village, but our brick house was destroyed and we’re now in a tent. We don’t have money to rebuild it, but we’re happy to be back in the village so our son can go to school. He wasn’t in school for five to six months because of the floods.”

 

To find out more about how the UK is helping in Pakistan, please visit: www.dfid.gov.uk/Media-Room/Features/2011/Pakistan-floods-...

 

Image credit: Vicki Francis/Department for International Development

 

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Taken on June 9, 2011