Tagged: Pakistan

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Shawl, quilt and sweater distribution. Credit: Jane Beesley

In September we visited women in the small village of Jarray who had just started to make shawls as part of the Cash for Work and winterization programs. Two months on, we asked them what they had spent their money on and what they thought about the program.

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Zanat refills the water at the hand washing station. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Within Dadu town Oxfam and its local partner are providing water, sanitation and hygiene promotion in several camps. Zarina and Janat are two of the people living in a camp where buses used to park. Read their stories.

Emergency Article
Faroza is a member of the hygiene committee of the village. Credit: Jane Beesley

Sixty-four households have now returned to the village of Dildarsipar in Jacobabad District, where Oxfam is working with a local organization to distribute hygiene kits and help organize hygiene committees. Faroza, a member of the hygiene committee, sums up their story.

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Ikhtiar, community health volunteer. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

While many people remain in camps others, as the floodwater recedes, are going home. For some this process has been enabled and sped up with appropriate and timely support. In a village in Khairpur a group of women reveal what helped them return home.

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Oxfam is in a race against time to hand out thousands of winter kits to families still homeless from Pakistan's summer floods – already a challenge as the deluge wrecked roads and bridges. It will get worse when many communities are cut off by blizzards.

Press Release

This Pakistan Development Forum meeting was a rare chance for donors to think outside the box for solutions to tackle some fundamental issues thrown up by the floods – one of the most devastating natural disasters this country has ever seen.

Press Release
Families living with minimal shelter, Pakistan. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

International agency Oxfam today called on rich countries and institutions, meeting for the third time in as many months to discuss flood-ravaged Pakistan, to end the talking and start giving the substantial funds needed to help save lives and start to rebuild the country.

Emergency Article
Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

In most emergencies women are significantly more affected than men, and in far greater numbers. In our work we recognize not only that men and women have different roles in most societies, but that women are often marginalized.

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. 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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