People in the Swat Valley in Northern Pakistan hit by the catastrophic floods were only just recovering from the conflict that forced them from their homes last year, said Neva Khan, Oxfam’s Country Director in Pakistan.
Over 2010 and 2011 Pakistan was hit by its worst natural disaster – an estimated 18 million people have been affected by the floods. Oxfam has now reached 2.4 million people with humanitarian aid, including clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, tents and cash-for-work programs.
Oxfam launches a rapid relief effort to reach almost 400,000 people with clean water, sanitation kits and hygiene supplies. We're trucking water and installing tanks to help prevent the spread of water-borne diseases amongst the estimated 1 million people affected.
More than 1.3 million people are displaced, dependant on emergency relief to survive. But dwindling contributions from the international community are forcing humanitarian organizations to close programs.
Adapting to climate change means communities - and countries - are taking action to reduce their vulnerabilities and build their resilience to these new and heightened risks, to reduce the damaging impact that climate change will have on their lives and livelihoods.
Millions of people forced to flee the fighting in Pakistan’s Swat Valley struggled to receive vital aid because the international community provided too little help, too late, according to a report released today by international aid agency Oxfam.
Three months after the clashes in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province began, we're highlighting the right of Internally Displaced People to return voluntarily and the need to establish sustainable security in their home villages.
Recent conflict in the Swat Valley of the North Western Front Province has forced more than 2 million men, women and children to flee their homes.We're planning to support nearly 360,000 internally displaced people.