Of flood rains and resilience: The struggle to survive in the wake of the Pakistan flood disaster

It was an early August morning, and the sun gleamed over the beautiful village of Khurzgh, in Northern Pakistan. As a helicopter prepared to land, the villagers — including young children and women dressed in colourful clothes — ran towards the helipad. Their numbers swelled to the hundreds as the rotors came to a halt and the doors opened.

Rehman Dost Khan is lucky to be alive. He and his family had narrowly escaped catastrophe by abandoning their flooding house at night. Photo: Courtesy of the Ismaili Council for Pakistan

The seats of the helicopter had been removed to make space for relief goods. Bags of flour, mixed food packs and boxes containing cooking

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