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2011 Flood Relief Will Help 50,000 Survivors in Pakistan

  • December 1, 2011

More than 5.4 million people are struggling to survive in Pakistan after torrential monsoon rains pounded the southern provinces in September, triggering massive flooding. More than 1.5 million houses were damaged, 3 million acres of crops were destroyed and more than 3 million people are in dire need of assistance. Shelter, relief items, food rations, access to safe water and emergency health services are especially needed.  AmeriCares has coordinated a targeted response to help an estimated 50,000 flood victims, many of whom are still recovering from the disastrous 2010 floods with:

  • Distributions of relief items including tents, mats, cooking sets for distribution in camps for the displaced and in affected villages.  The first distribution took place on October 18.
  • Financial Support to help rehab a flood-damaged health clinic.
  • Medicines to support 30 mobile medical clinics that will visit camps and settlements for the displaced in the hard-hit Sindh province, including medicines to treat pain, skin diseases, acute respiratory infections, diarrheal disease and  malaria.

With winter setting in, there is widespread concern that the situation will worsen rapidly, especially in Sindh, where 850,000 impoverished people live in temporary shelters, including vulnerable children who have already lived through one devastating flood.

Photo: Courtesy of HAI

Photo: Courtesy of HAIAmeriCares 2010 Flood ResponseIn August, 2010, severe monsoon flooding across Pakistan displaced more than 20 million people. More than 450 health facilities were damaged, with 200 completely destroyed, greatly limiting health care services available to affected communities. AmeriCares responded quickly by coordinating donations of crucial medicines from our donors’ in-country affiliates to our local partners. In total, AmeriCares has provided $6,276,938 in direct assistance to Pakistan for the 2010 flooding.Read MoreDonate Now