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Heat, not floods, pushes Pakistanis to migrate - study

By Megan Rowling | Tue, 4 Feb 2014 10:15 AM
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Extreme rainfall and floods regularly force large numbers of people to leave their destroyed or damaged homes in vulnerable countries like Pakistan. But how long do they stay away?

Take the 2010 monsoon floods in the South Asian nation, for example: some 20 million people were affected, with 14 million temporarily relocated and 200,000 taking shelter in aid camps. Crops...

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