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Malaria, snakes, misery: Pakistan flood victims wait for elusive aid

Approach of winter raises fears of pneumonia, missed planting season

Pakistan's floodwaters have been receding in some areas, but others remain inundated. Here, a girl sits on a cot in a flooded street in the Jaffarabad district of Balochistan on Oct. 4.   © AFP/Jiji

ISLAMABAD -- Millions of people affected by the floods that overwhelmed Pakistan in July and August are still not getting proper assistance, with the cash-strapped government counting on foreign aid that remains hard to come by.

Now, authorities and aid groups are facing pleas to help as many people as they can before winter sets in.

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