Oxfam is calling for more investment to go into preparing people for floods and other disasters in Pakistan as it marks its 40th year of working in the country this week.
Around the world, devastation caused by climate-related events is growing. Oxfam works on improving community resilience while calling for nations to cut emissions, commit to the Climate Fund and help the most vulnerable communities adapt to climate change.
More than 9,000 people are being helped by International agency Oxfam through its partners with safe water, following the earthquake.
Hundreds of thousands of people affected by Pakistan’s 2012 floods disaster still need urgent help both to meet their immediate needs and to rebuild their homes and livelihoods.
International aid agency Oxfam has started an emergency response to get aid to those affected by flooding in the Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan provinces of Pakistan. This is the third consecutive year of flooding in Pakistan and many of those affected had not fully recovered from last years’ mega-floods.
Lack of funds and limited relief stocks will severely hamper the Pakistan government’s and aid agencies’ ability to respond to further flooding this monsoon season, a consortium of 51 international and more than 150 national humanitarian organisations warned today.
A recent influx of 63,000 displaced families – bringing the total to almost half a million people – into the Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has sparked grave concerns among international and national NGOs in Pakistan. Oxfam is calling for financial support from the government and donor agencies to ensure the urgent needs of those displaced from their homes are met.