In-home grown innovation, Pakistan village raises above flood woes - in Urdu

Dec 16, 2015, 09:54 PM

When flood waters four feet deep inundated this village in southern Pakistan for a month this summer, 80 percent of the 251 thatched houses remained safely above water.

For years, residents of this remote village in the highly flood-prone Layyah district, had seen their homes repeatedly inundated.

Fed up, they finally took matters into their own hands and rebuilt their homes on raised dirt platforms five to six feet (1.5-1.8 metres) high, shored up with eucalyptus trees planted around the edges.