Pakistan Flood 6 words

  1. homeless
    without nationality or citizenship
    CNN.com tnPowered by t n nClick Here to Print tnt SAVE THIS | EMAIL THIS | Close n n4 million homeless in Pakistan floods; U.S. to boost aidnBy the CNN Wire StaffnSTORY HIGHLIGHTSnn * U.S. Sen. John Kerry says Washington plans to boost aid to the nation by $150 millionn * Pakistan floods leave more than 4 million people homelessn * Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to announce increased aid laternnSee high-definition photos of the Pakistan flooding.
  2. cholera
    an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
    About a fifth of the country is submerged by floodwaters, and the threat of water-borne diseases such as cholera is a serious concern as families wade through chest-high, filthy water.
  3. submerge
    put under water
    About a fifth of the country is submerged by floodwaters, and the threat of water-borne diseases such as cholera is a serious concern as families wade through chest-high, filthy water.
  4. monsoon
    a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter
    Relentless monsoon rains started falling three weeks ago, leading to massive flooding from the mountainous regions in the north to the river plains of the south.
  5. endemic
    native to or confined to a certain region
    Health officials fear a second wave of fatalities from waterborne diseases, including cholera, which is endemic in Pakistan.
  6. dysentery
    an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea
    Up to 3.5 million children are at high risk of cholera and other deadly diseases such as typhoid and dysentery, said Giuliano of the United Nations.