Update on BRAC Pakistan Flood Relief & Rehabilitation

October 15, 2010
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Over 20 million people have been affected by the floods in Pakistan, 75% of whom are in the Sindh and Punjab provinces. The floods damaged or destroyed 1.9 million houses.BRAC has a relief and rehabilitation program in place in the provinces of Sindh, Punjab, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. The flood waters have started to recede and the displaced population is returning to their homes and villages.

Over 20 million people have been affected by the floods in Pakistan, 75% of whom are in the Sindh and Punjab provinces. The floods damaged or destroyed 1.9 million houses.BRAC has a relief and rehabilitation program in place in the provinces of Sindh, Punjab, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. The flood waters have started to recede and the displaced population is returning to their homes and villages.

To date, BRAC’s flood relief and recovery effort have reached over 240,000 people in Pakistan through distribution of food, water, mosquito nets, and other relief supplies; treatment of patients at health camps; the construction and installation of pumps to restore water supply; and more.

BRAC recently established a mobile health clinic which has treated over 28,000 patients in diseases such as diarrhea, skin infections and fever.

BRAC has provided 81 new hand pumps in the areas of Peshawar and Noshera and is also refurbishing existing ones.

BRAC has begun implementing a “cash for work” program for the long term rehabilitation efforts. To date, 7,710 households in two villages have benefited from the program. As sufficient funding arrives, BRAC Pakistan plans to expand this program throughout the affected areas.

BRAC plans to continue the rehabilitation efforts including projects aimed at agriculture restoration, house and road reconstruction and livelihood creation, but we need the support of international organizations working in these areas. We are also looking to build partnerships to continue the work, implement new projects and benefit the maximum number of people.

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