In September, 2014, the worst flooding since 2010 came with monsoon rains, killing hundreds of people and affecting 1.5 million people. AmeriCares emergency team is assessing needs and planning response.
In August, 2013 crisis level flooding struck Pakistan for the fourth consecutive year, affecting 1.4 million people. This new wave of flooding affected many families still suffering in the aftermath of the 2012, 2011, and 2010 floods.
The 2010 floods submerged one-fifth of Pakistan, affecting 20 million people and leaving four million homeless. More than 450 health facilities were damaged or destroyed, greatly limiting access to care for people in dire need. AmeriCares responded immediately, deploying a relief specialist who worked with partners in villages and camps as part of a large-scale emergency response to help families who lost everything.
More than $6 million in flood relief
From delivering crucial medicines and supplies, to support for the digging of new wells and installation of water pumps, to awarding grants to restore local health facilities, AmeriCares provided nearly $6 million in crucial aid to help the people of Pakistan.
AmeriCares was the first organization to reach those badly flood-affected areas with non-food items and free medical camps. Today, when I meet people, they say ‘Thank you AmeriCares.’ We were able to bring a smile back to them. Riaz Khalil, Emergency Response manager
This medical camp and your medicines gave me hope for life.flood survivor
In times of disaster, we put health first. The flooding in Pakistan created major health issues including a crucial need for functional health care facilities, sustained supplies of medicines, vaccinations, and clean drinking water as well as relief items for displaced survivors. Our Emergency Response Manager Riaz Khalilworked with local partners to provide emergency medical and humanitarian aid:
- Aid to increase hospital and clinic treatment: with deliveries of nearly $2.5 million in medicines and supplies and $52,000 in grants to support medical camps and provide needed health care to communities in crisis.
- Nearly $2.9 in emergency aid for displaced families: including 26 distributions of humanitarian items to help survivors in 8 communities.
Throughout fiscal year 2012, AmeriCares continued working in Pakistanto support the following flood recovery initiatives:
- Restoration of health facilities, including five badly damaged by flooding.
- Increasing access to clean water.
- Distributing relief items to families still struggling to survive.
During the relief and recovery operation, we developed strong relationships with several local organizations in Pakistan. We are working with these partners to deliver ongoing medical and humanitarian aid to families in need across the country.
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