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I always sort of had an idea that women and girls living in extreme poverty suffered a bit more than men from disasters like war, a flood, an earthquake or a drought -- it just seems logical, if you think about it. But I had no idea how much more acutely they feel pain from these events until I started to research it.
In August, flooding from monsoon rains put 20 percent of Pakistan under water and caused 12 million people to need emergency humanitarian assistance. Food for the Hungry responded by providing materials for shelter, clean water, food and hygiene kits for more than 8,000 families within Rahim Yar Khan District in Punjab Province.
Phoenix, AZ, March 14, 2006 - Food for the Hungry's relief team in Pakistan has been hampered continuously by either winter challenges or political and social insecurity, forcing them to maintain a low profile and limit their travel.
However, through these challenges, they have faithfully navigated the difficult obstacles blocking them from their goals.
PHOENIX, AZ, February 7, 2006 -- As a result of the violent reactions across the world to the controversial cartoons published in many Western media outlets the Food for the Hungry Emergency Relief Team (ERT) has been forced to withdraw its staff from the forward field locations in and around the city of Muzaffarabad, Pakistan due to insecurity.
PHOENIX, AZ, February 6, 2005 -- While the plight of the Pakistani people is largely out of the spotlight, the situation is grave. The winter weather conditions have exacerbated the already difficult situation. The massive and rugged mountains intensify each weather pattern that enters the region resulting in grounded helicopter flights and road closures. On many occasions, the visibility on the mountain roads is only a few feet even in the afternoon.
Winter is setting in and snow is on the ground in the Pakistan region. Delivering relief supplies throughout the earthquake affected areas, especially in the areas of higher elevation, has been a logistical challenge. Even prior to the quake, many areas were inaccessible by road.
With villages spread out in many locations, winter setting in, and limited places for helicopters to land, Food for the Hungry is delivering self-help shelter and winterization kits in small helicopters to families stranded by the earthquake.
It is hard to imagine life ever returning to normal in Pakistan's capital city Muzaffarabad.
PHOENIX, AZ, October 10, 2005 - Food for the Hungry is rushing emergency help and supplies to the survivors of the devastating earthquake that has shocked South Central Asia.