by Patrick Appel

Kate Larkin worries that the Pakistani floods are damaging the country's irrigation system:

Without adequate irrigation, severe food shortages will become even more likely over the coming months. The Asian Development Bank, which is leading the first assessment of the flooding, says that 80,000 livestock have already perished and that 2 million hectares of crops are still underwater.

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