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URGENT ACTION: DEVASTATING FLOODS IN PAKISTAN

Posted on August 16th, by admin in Human Rights, Humanitarian Relief, Latest News, Philanthropy. No Comments

The worst floods in Pakistan’s history have hit the north-west region of the country. Estimates have the death toll over 1,600 and over 20 million people affected. The United Nations has warned the international community that, due to a massive shortage of international aid, an estimated six million people, mostly children and children, are at a high risk of deadly diseases from dirty water.

ATC asked our contact at Oxfam America for an update and how our network can best help the situation. Here is what he said:

OXFAM staff are on the ground, providing rescue services and emergency water purification while laying the groundwork for a major program to reach nearly 400,000 people with clean water and sanitation facilities over the next three months.  “The risk of waterborne disease is high if we do not act fast,” … Read More »