The Brussels Branch of the Churches of Scientology for Europe honored World Civil Defense Day with an open house and exhibit on the Church’s Volunteer Ministers program. Nearly five years have past since the 2010 monsoon submerged some 20 percent of Pakistan in the worst flooding in that country’s history.
With heavy monsoon rains triggering catastrophic flooding, Pakistan has suffered the worst natural disaster in its history. At one point, approximately one-fifth of Pakistan—a landmass the size of England—was under water.
Today, the official tally of casualties is over 1,700 with another 20 million forced to flee their homes—more than those displaced by the 2004 Indian tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake combined.