31 Jan. 2011
MIR HASSAN VILLAGE, Pakistan
Flood victim Raja, a ten-year-old student, holds his books while returning from school in Mir Hassan village, some 47 km (29 miles) from Dadu in Pakistan's Sindh province, January 27, 2011. Monsoon floods last year, one of the worst natural disasters in Pakistan's history, left about 11 million people homeless, killed nearly 2,000, destroyed millions of acres of crops and hammered the economy. A study by Save the Children showed that 87 percent of children interviewed were stressed and aggressive, 75 percent could not express themselves properly and 70 percent felt insecure, with fear of people, water, open places and darkness.
Picture taken on January 27, 2011. To match feature PAKISTAN-FLOODS/CHILDREN/ REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT HEALTH)