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Zainab, 3, had never seen flood waters before. She didn’t understand how destructive they could be until she had witnessed the devastation herself. In addition to the visible marks left on the landscape, the floods have left their marks on Zainab as well. Due to the contaminated water, she is suffering from skin infections and high fever. She is also traumatized and trying to process the loss of her maternal grandfather, who drowned in the flood.
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By Shahzad Badar, Communications Manager, World Vision Pakistan
This year’s monsoon in Pakistan left damaged earth and disease in its wake.
Families made destitute due to last year’s flooding have again been rendered homeless and stripped of their livelihoods as their fields turn into muddy swamps.
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By World Vision staff
Six months after catastrophic monsoon floods tore through Pakistan from north to south, marooning some 21 million people, including 9 million children, destroying 1.7 million homes and damaging 5.4 million acres of arable land, the crisis remains far from over and humanitarian needs are still great.
- Access to some of the hardest-hit areas remains one of the biggest challenges, up to half of affected population still not reached
- Aid worker says people are in "worse shape now than they were two weeks ago"
More than one month after the flooding in Pakistan began, World Vision says the emergency in Pakistan will get worse before it gets better. Up to half of the affected population still hasn't been reached. Unsanitary conditions and a lack of clean water are causing outbreaks of diarrhea and concerns about cholera.
Aid agency says needs of the displaced "far exceed" the resources available
Health concerns exacerbated by lack of shelter, some families may not be able to return home for at least three months
World Vision says assessments conducted over the last few days near the towns of Muzaffar Garh and Kot Addo in Punjab paint a bleak picture of the impact of the flooding. The Christian humanitarian organisation says its reports from Sukkur in the Sindh Province are equally dire.
By World Vision MEER Communications
Vast floods are creating a critical situation in southern Pakistan, with local media reports suggesting that millions of people are fleeing areas under threat from the deluge.
Flood waters flowing down the five rivers of northern Pakistan have converged in the Indus River flowing through Upper and Lower Sindh.
by World Vision MEER Comms
As the scale of the crisis in Pakistan continues to grow, World Vision is stepping up efforts to meet the needs of families affected by the flood and who now face a month of fasting during Ramadan*.
On Wednesday World Vision began distributing shelter kits, cooking implements and gas cylinders to 100 families in Pashtun Garhi in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Province (KPK).
By Muhammad Ali, Senior Communications Officer, World Vision Pakistan
Unrelenting downpours, fresh floods and landslides are hampering efforts to provide urgently needed food to millions of people displaced or stranded by floods across Pakistan last week.
Although water had begun to recede in some areas, new rains have closed roads and washed out bridges, making it difficult for aid workers to move around the country.
By Dwayne Mamo, MEER Communications (8 August 2010)
World Vision continues to help thousands in the northern Pakistan Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province (KPK) and plans to help at least 150,000 people (20,000 families), including people living in Punjab and Sindh provinces to the east and south, as the flood waters and rain that continue to ravage the north move southward.
"This disaster is worse than the earthquake in 2005 because after the earthquake, people could recover things like jewellery, mattresses and utensils, while this flood swept away everything they had," said …
By World Vision staff
With evidence of waterborne disease on the rise, World Vision today opened an emergency primary health clinic in Lower Dir, an area of Pakistan severely hit by monsoons and floods. The clinic has already received an influx of patients from the area, including many who lost their homes.
World Vision is worried that waterborne diseases such as diarrhea and cholera will spread among the homeless. Increasing numbers of children are already reported to be suffering from skin diseases and eye infections.
By World Vision staff
One of the worst hit districts of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (formerly called North West Frontier Province) has been reached by World Vision relief workers and food and water was delivered to the first 1,000 families and 365 children. The aid organisation is working to step up its distributions in the next days.
Threat of disease outbreaks, need for drinking water are greatest concerns
Aid group warns death count could rise further; road access is still blocked in many areas
World Vision is planning a rapid response in Pakistan as unprecedented monsoon rains have triggered flash floods killing more than 1,300 people. With hundreds of people missing and more rain expected, World Vision fears the death toll could rise further.
Exactly one week ago, at 9.20 am on March 10, a routine office meeting was shattered by the sound of armed militants storming a World Vision office in Northwest Pakistan. The gunmen opened fire and detonated a bomb, destroying the office as they left. Six World Vision staff members, including two women, were killed.
More than five years after a deadly earthquake killed some 80,000 people there, humanitarian workers with World Vision are still providing aid in northwest Pakistan.
World Vision today is mourning the brutal and senseless deaths of six members of our staff in the Mansehra District of Pakistan after an unprovoked attack by gunmen.
The international humanitarian organisation is seeking to confirm reports that gunmen first set off bombs or grenades, then opened fire on the office, located 65 kilometres north of the capital, Islamabad.
In addition to those killed, seven employees are hospitalised with injuries.
No threatening letters were received prior to the attack.
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As the return of some 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Pakistan's northwest region gains momentum, World Vision is underscoring both the right of the displaced to return voluntarily and the need for sustained security and safety in areas of return.
World Vision is particularly concerned with the protection and assistance required by vulnerable populations and is working to ensure that the rights and needs of the displaced are met. Those most at risk include children (especially unaccompanied minors), expectant mothers, mothers with young children, female heads of …
By Syed Haider Ali and Rebecca Lyman, World Vision
As the return of some 2 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Pakistan's northwest gains momentum, World Vision is underscoring both the right of the displaced to return voluntarily and the need for sustained security and safety in areas of return.
The protection and assistance required by children, especially unaccompanied minors, expectant mothers, mothers with young children, female heads of household, persons with disabilities and elderly persons, is a particular concern for World Vision and other members of the …