USAID FrontLines - August 2010
Heavy rains in late July and August have caused massive flooding across Pakistan. As of Aug. 16, the deadly flood waters had claimed the lives of a reported 1,400 people, washed away close to 900,000 homes, decimated crops, killed scores of livestock, and left billions of dollars worth of damage in their wake.
The United Nations estimates that more than 15 million people have been affected by the floods, and as the monsoon rains continue, there is a growing need to address critical health concerns for those without access to basic health care.
Amid the chaos and destruction, USAID immediately responded to the Pakistan National Disaster Management Authority's call to provide crucial assistance to flood victims.