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Pakistanis Desperate To Save Livestock In Severe Floods

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For many villagers displaced by Pakistan's worst floods in decades, saving their livestock is another hurdle essential to their survival.

Reuters reports that many Pakistanis who lived on the outskirts of the southern city of Sukkur relied on cattle farming to make a living and support their families.

"We are already poor, if these animals die it's a big problem for us," said Dilshad Ahmed, standing amid his flock of about 100 sheep beside a main road near Sukkur, a city in Sindh province.

Some farmers say they would sell their cattle, but as market prices drop, they would get little to nothing for what they own. According to Reuters, a sheep that used to go for up to 6,000 rupees ($60) but would now sell for as little as 2,500 rupees ($24). The loss of livestock would leave many families, who already lack food and shelter, with no way to support themselves.

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