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Pakistan 6 months after floods: Ariz’s story

Wrapped in a blanket given to him by Caritas partners, Ariz stands with his grandson in front of his shelter. Credit: Jessica Howell/Catholic Relief Services

By Jessica Howell, Programme and Advocacy Officer, Catholic Relief Services

A wizened man whose mirthful eyes suggest more mischief than age, Ariz smirks when asked how old he is.  “More than 50,” he said, to the chuckles of his friends and family standing nearby.

There hasn’t been a lot to smile about lately though. The floods that tore through his village in southern Pakistan last summer stole much from Ariz – his land, his livestock, and most painfully, his son, Nazeef, who was to be married in one month.  “I miss him very much.”
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