Award of Excellence
The 2010 Pakistan floods began in July 2010 following heavy monsoon rains. At one point one-fifth of Pakistan‚Äôs total land area underwater and the floods effected the lives of 20 million people, exceeding the combined total of individuals affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The floods left nearly 2000 dead and caused heavy destruction to property and infrastructure.
Marooned flood victims reach for food supplies thrown down from an Army helicopter in the Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan's Punjab province August 7, 2010.