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The UK Government response to the Pakistan floods

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The UK Government has committed £134 million in response to the UN Pakistan Floods appeal. In addition, a £10 million bridge project has been brought forward.

To find out how UK aid has helped hundreds of thousands of people who were affected by the floods, select a story from our multimedia 'six-months on' report, or scroll down to see a summary and timeline of our response.

Summary of UKaid to those affected by the floods:

In total the UK government is providing , mainly via aid agencies:

Safe drinking water to 2.5 million people.

Tents and shelter for some 1.3 million people.

Toilets and sanitation for almost 500,000 people.

Food packages for more than one million people in flood affected areas, in addition to nutritional support for half a million malnourished young children and pregnant/breastfeeding women.

Wheat and vegetable seeds, fertiliser, animal stock feed, and veterinary services to more than 115,000 rural families to avoid further loss of animals and dependency on food aid for the next year or more.

Basic health care for around 2.3 million people.

Help for 200,000 children by repairing 1,500 schools damaged by the floods and providing 200 temporary facilities for children whose schools have been destroyed across Sindh and the Punjab, as well as accelerating a project to build forty schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa benefitting another 9,000 boys and girls.

Heath and hygiene education on how to avoid potentially fatal diseases for around one million people.

Help for around one million people in rural areas to earn a living by providing jobs, skills training, as well as farming tools, seeds, and animals so families can restart their farms.

Support to deliver 8,239 metric tonnes of food and other aid by UN helicopter airdrops, serving flood affected people across 160 different locations.

Twelve planes (five Royal Air Force) flown in packed full of emergency aid. Homes, seeds and tools for more than half-a-million people recovering from the floods

The UK Government also accelerated a project to provide new bridges to replace some of those destroyed by the floods; ten bridges were shipped over from the UK and are now in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.