Tagged: floods

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Three months after floods devastated Pakistan, cases of disease are increasing and in the worst-hit region, the southern province of Sindh, large areas remain underwater. Oxfam and our partners are currently helping more than 1.4 million of the flood-affected people.

Emergency Article

Three months after floods devastated Pakistan, cases of disease are increasing and in the worst-hit region, the southern province of Sindh, large areas remain underwater. Famida Ghancha describes the situation.

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Families take boats to flooded villages, Pakistan. Photo: Caroline Gluck

Three months after floods devastated Pakistan, cases of disease are increasing and in the worst-hit region, the southern province of Sindh, large areas remain underwater. At the same time, funds for the UN flood appeal are drying up and threatening the aid and reconstruction effort.

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Lan (center) waiting anxiously for the relief truck. Photo: Nguyen Thi Hoang Yen

International aid agency Oxfam today starts its initial assistance in two worst-affected districts in Ha Tinh province, central Vietnam where torrential rain has brought two consecutive severe floods to one of the poorest and most disaster-prone parts of the country.

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Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

The activities around the Global Hand Washing Day are part of Oxfam’s flood response work in Pakistan on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, where we are reaching over a million people and continue to support communities as they recover from the worst floods in the country’s history.

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There is not a moment to lose for Pakistan to invest in Disaster Risk Reduction

Disasters do not have lead to devastation, and today Oxfam called on the Government of Pakistan and the international community to invest in measures that reduces and manages the risk of disasters at district and community levels.

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European Commission shines out on Pakistan’s crisis response

The European Commission announced today a significant boost of €80 million for immediate humanitarian needs in flood-hit Pakistan. This doubles the contribution of the EU’s executive arm to €150 million, and places it as the most generous donor after Saudi Arabia, the US and the UK.

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Mitthal and Shahul have lost their homes in the Pakistan floods and are now living in camps in Sindh Province. We asked them about their experience, their most urgent needs and their hopes for the future.

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The international community urgently needs to inject more funds and effort to stem a spiraling crisis in flood-hit Pakistan. A new United Nations appeal for funds will be issued on Friday.

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