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Pakistan Orders Save the Children's Foreign Workers Out of the Country

Pakistani authorities have ordered aid agency Save the Children's foreign staff out of the country.

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Though no official reason was given, it's widely believed that the expulsion order for those six workers is related to the case of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama Bin Laden last year.

The doctor, Shakil Afridi, reportedly told Pakistani intelligence agents that he was introduced to the CIA by an official with Save the Children.

He is serving a 33 year jail sentence now.

The New York Times' Declan Walsh tells anchor Lisa Mullins international aid agencies have been under increased scrutiny since the Osama Bin Laden raid in Abbottabad 15 months ago.

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    A family at a makeshift camp for persons displaced by the extensive flooding in Gujrat Town, district of Muzzafargarh...Intense flooding forced Akram and his extended family of 13 to leave their home on August 2nd. ..Those fleeing the flooding reported an estimated 200 houses washed away or destroyed by flooding. Most inhabitants of Gujrat earn a living through agriculture, farming Rice, Sugar and Cotton. No deaths were reported by the villagers however they estimate that 90% of the herd of cattle and goats have been lost to flooding. ..Within the makeshift camp children are suffering with diarrhoea and skin complaints. There is no shelter, no sanitation, no access to clean water and no electricity. Most of the IDP's sleep under the trees for shelter from the rain. They complain that they have received very little food and water, and only one one occasion had any access of medical supplies via a private donor...

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    A family at a makeshift camp for displaced persons by the flooding in Gujrat Town in 2010. (Photo: Save the Children)

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