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Women take on floods and hunger in rural Pakistan

20 Apr 2015, TRF

'We have planted trees which will protect the embankments and help us during floods, and we started planting kitchen gardens near our homes where we can grow our own vegetables,' said Bakhto Bibi, secretary of the community organisation... People are adapting to the annual floods by building their mud homes on higher ground, artificially raised by bulldozers piling up earth, so their livestock and belongings stay safe...


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