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ICCO Cooperation provides aid to people affected by recent floods in Pakistan. The assistance focuses on 5,000 families in the Rajanpur district, south of Punjab and consists of food aid and assistance in areas such as hygiene, household items and clean drinking water. The contribution of ICCO Cooperation is 70.000 Euro.
333 villages are flooded, making 81,000 people homeless and much farmland unusable. In addition, the infrastructure, especially roads, are severely damaged. It is expected that heavy rains will continue to fall in August and September.
As flood waters recede, that is a question being asked millions of times over as Pakistanis begin the painful steps of reclaiming their lives following a month of grim disruption, loss, and trauma.
One of the families, who received a food package from CWS-P/A, lives in the village of Jarnay, in the northern district of Shangla.
"What hope do you have for the future?" I asked. Fifty-three year-old Khaista Khan of Badalai near Madyan in Swat, who had conducted himself with remarkable fortitude until then, broke down. Holding his face in his hands with great courage he fought back the tears. "I don't even know what hope means anymore," he said finally.
Khaista owned a hundred walnut, apricot, and apple trees.