IRC, partners respond to Pakistan's latest floods

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN - July 22, 2005 The International Rescue Committee is partnering with the United Nations World Food Program and Islamic Relief to deliver some 7,850 food packs to families in northern Pakistan, where heavy flooding has displaced at least 10,000 people.

In addition, the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan announced this week that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing 2,000 food baskets and 60,000 sand bags that the IRC will distribute in the flood-affected areas of Peshawar, Charsada and Nowshera.

The IRC conducted extensive emergency relief efforts in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province earlier this year following two months of torrential rains, avalanches, flooding and severe snowstorms that left more than 100,000 people stranded without access to food and medicines.