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7 million people affected; many still reeling from 2010 flooding
AmeriCares is responding as a new wave of monsoon rains triggered severe flooding in southern Pakistan, affecting more than 7 million people. The deluge is a blow to survivors in a region still struggling to recover from the catastrophic floods of 2010 – the worst flooding the country had ever seen.
“That so many people caught up in the emergency were still trying to reestablish their lives after last year’s terrible flooding makes this a very complex and urgent situation,” said U.N. official, Mengesha Kebeda.
For the hundreds of thousands of displaced, the needs are great. Tens of thousands have lost everything and many, especially in remote villages, have little access to basic medical care.
AmeriCares has committed financial support to a long-term partner to conduct free medical camps in flood ravaged villages, and for the purchase and distribution of non-food items for affected families.
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2010 Flood Response
In July, 2010, Pakistan was devastated by catastrophic flooding, leaving 20 million people homeless. Those floods claimed 2,000 lives and affected 18 million people — more than a tenth of the population. An estimated 800,000 families are still without shelter one year later.
AmeriCares responded immediately and continues to send aid to remote villages where families who lost everything are still struggling to survive. For twelve months after the disaster, AmeriCares sent more than $6 million in vital humanitarian aid to Pakistan. From delivering critical medicines and supplies, to drilling wells and installing water pumps, to restoring health facilities, AmeriCares is committed to helping the people of Pakistan recover and rebuild. Read more about AmeriCares flood response here »
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