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The North West Frontier Province in Pakistan still faces challenges. Because of the government's war against the militia, people have fled and the displacement figure has now risen to over two million people. The world's largest internally displaced community is crying out to the international community. Pakistan still needs your help.
More than 260,000 people live in camps set up by the government. While visiting 150 families that received help during our initial intervention, the Operation Mercy team saw the people's needs with their own eyes.
The Pakistan Army recently launched an operation against Taliban militants to secure the land that they are occupying in the Swat area in the Northern part of Pakistan. Due to this operation, people from the Swat, Bonir, Malakand and Mangora Districts have fled to safe havens.
Around 1.5 million people have left their homes and hundreds of thousands now reside in temporary camps set up by the government. This has now become the world's largest internally displaced community.
Some people live with the daily threat of earthquakes. In the Pakistani mountains, people are very familiar with the devastation that can follow a quake. The people cannot move anywhere else and so they need to face the challenges of their area. One way of being prepared before an earthquake comes, is by making sure that their buildings are safe.
Operation Mercy has been given the opportunity to assist the village people to build a school in a remote place in the mountains.
Operation Mercy is helping the earthquake victims in Pakistan through funding the activities of our partner organisation who works in the mountainous region of Abbotabad. They have one medical team and one the children's team working to relieve some of the trauma the people have gone through.
One of the schools in the village collapsed killing 175 children. Through songs and fun games the children's team try to help the remaining children get back to normal life and routines.