Slide Show: Long Road Ahead for Pakistan Flood Victims

BY Talea Miller  August 27, 2010 at 3:01 PM EDT

NewsHour Special Correspondent Jeffrey Kaye is in Pakistan this week, reporting on the aftermath of devastating monsoon flooding that left at least 8 million people in need of aid.

Jeffrey Kaye, NewsHour special correspondent Kaye talks with relief workers on the ground in Pakistan.

Jeffrey Kaye, NewsHour special correspondent talks with relief workers on the ground in Pakistan.

In the audio slide show below, Kaye narrates photos he took in the field with his impressions from the ground and what’s ahead for Pakistan’s flood victims. For more of Kaye’s reporting from the disaster zone, watch his piece on the threat of waterborne illness, or read his reporter’s notebooks on the scale of the flooding, and surveying the damage with the head of USAID.



Jeffrey Kay talks with relief workers on the ground in Pakistan.


Zareenabad Barber Akbar Shah surveys damage to his house in Zareenabad.

Zareenabad
Barber Akbar Shah surveys damage to his house in Zareenabad.

Medical Workers A mobile health unit treating children living with their families in tents by side of highway.

Medical Workers
A mobile health unit treating children living with their families in tents by side of highway.

Flood Aftermath Even though floodwaters have receded in some places in the north, homes are still uninhabitable.

Flood Aftermath
Even though floodwaters have receded in some places in the north, homes are still uninhabitable.

Tent Living Displaced people living on the median of a highway. Those who lost homes still want to stay close to their land.

Tent Living
Displaced people living on the median of a highway. Those who lost homes still want to stay close to their land.

Aid Supplies The United States has pledged $150 million for flood aid to Pakistan.

Aid Supplies
The United States has pledged $150 million for flood aid to Pakistan.

USAID Chief Shah Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of USAID, visits a camp of displaced Pakistanis.

USAID Chief Shah
Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of USAID, visits a camp of displaced Pakistanis.

Flooded Farmland Millions of acres of cropland have been destroyed in the monsoon floods, a major calamity in a country dependent on agriculture.

Flooded Farmland
Millions of acres of cropland have been destroyed in the monsoon floods, a major calamity in a country dependent on agriculture.

Aid Shipment A USAID shipment of aid is packed onto a helicopter for delivery in hard-to-reach areas of the Swat Valley.

Aid Shipment
A USAID shipment of aid is packed onto a helicopter for delivery in hard-to-reach areas of the Swat Valley.

Living Outdoors More than 8 million people are in need of assistance after the massive flooding.

Living Outdoors
More than 8 million people are in need of assistance after the massive flooding.

Tent Camp Temporari shelters set up along a graveyard.

Tent Camp
Temporari shelters set up along a graveyard.

Disease Spreading A mother and child wait to been seen by emergency health workers.

Disease Spreading
A mother and child wait to been seen by emergency health workers.

Water Supply Displaced flood victims fill water bottles at a supply truck.

Water Supply
Displaced flood victims fill water bottles at a supply truck.

Playing Near the Water Boy plays outside of Zareenabad.

Playing Near the Water
Boy plays outside of Zareenabad.

Fishing People desperate for food are fishing in the contaminated floodwaters.

Fishing
People desperate for food are fishing in the contaminated floodwaters.

Contaminated Water Children play in the receding waters, which are spreading waterborne illness.

Contaminated Water
Children play in the receding waters, which are spreading waterborne illness.

Flood Victims Townspeople take a break from digging out rubble near Peshawar.

Flood Victims
Townspeople take a break from digging out rubble near Peshawar.