A woman affected by flooding is seen along the roads of Badin District, Pakistan, on Sept. 17. In August 2011, heavy monsoon rains triggered flooding in lower parts of Sindh and northern parts of Punjab provinces. To date, the Pakistani government reports that more than 5.3 million people have been affected -- more than 200 people have lost their lives, over 4.2 million acres of land flooded, and 1.59 million acres of crops destroyed. Photojournalist Sam Phelps documented this nation underwater while on assignment for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Flood affected refugees guide a motorbike along the roads of Badin District, on Sept. 17.
A man tosses a snake into the flooded fields in Badin District, on Sept. 17.
A United Nations emergency relief camp for flood-affected communities alongside a canal in Zareen Khan, Sanghar District, Sindh, on Sept. 27.
Hori Tloo, age 8, holds her 18-month-old niece, Viji, in the United Nations
emergency relief camp in Zareen Khan on Sept. 27.
A boy holds a kid near an emergency relief camp in Zareen Khan on Sept. 27.
A female member of the Beel family walks outside their makeshift home in a camp for flood affected communities in Zareen Khan on Sept. 27. The family arrived at the site 15 days earlier after their village was inundated.
A man walks along the flooded roads of Badin District, on Sept. 17.
Two men travel by a motorbike along a flooded road in Jhati Tersil, Thatta District, Sindh, on Sept. 28.
Muhammad Ismail, 56, is tended by his family in a U.N. camp alongside a road between the cities of Hyderabad and Thatta on Sept. 28. He suffered a stroke due to a brain tumor and has received some medical treatment, but the family does not have enough money to continue treatment.
A child in the U.N. camp in Thatta District, Sindh, on Sept. 18.
A man walks along the flooded road in Zareen Khan, on Sept. 27.