Food crisis looms in flood-hit Pakistan as prices soar

STORY: Flood-hit Pakistan is heading toward a food crisis

Prices are soaring after the rain devastated crops

especially on common ingredients like potatoes, tomatoes and onions

(Gul Dad Khan, Trader)

“There is a shortage of vegetables in the market because many roads and bridges were swept away by rain. That's why only small quantities of vegetables are coming to the market. Due to low supplies, the prices go up and there is a vegetable shortage.”

Torrential rains and flooding have submerged a third of Pakistan

More than two million hectares of agricultural land were flooded

Sindh, the hardest-hit province, has seen 27 inches of rain this monsoon period