Pakistan Still Needs Our Help
It's been over 100 days since monsoon rains caused some of the worst flooding in Pakistan's history. Sweeping away buildings, people, and precious commodities, the floods left the entire country in a state of catastrophe.
Now, more than three months later, much of Pakistan still remains submerged. In the worst-affected regions, families anxiously await the arrival of boats and aircraft to bring their next meal. According to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), many districts may remain under water for up to six months more.
The Pakistan flooding affected more people than the tsunami, the 2005 Pakistan earthquake and the Haiti earthquake combined. But the international community has been quite stingy with Pakistan as compared to other similar crises. Though organizations like WFP and UNICEF
are working together and alongside other international, national and local organizations to continue to get life-saving aid to those in need, they lack the funding they require to provide emergency services and begin to rebuild the country.
This lack of funding will soon begin to affect people's lives for the worse. If UNICEF does not receive the additional $115.9 million it needs to provide emergency assistance and begin to move Pakistan's children toward recovery, it will have to cut staffing and programs, including its vital nutrition initiatives.
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Record monsoon rains in late July unleashed the worst wave of flooding to hit Pakistan in living memory. This page contains a wide range of information and reporting on WFP's emergency response to the flooding, including facts and figures and stories from the ground : .http://www.wfp.org/crisis/pakistan
November 16 :
More than three months after catastrophic monsoon floods swept through Pakistan,
WFP’s food assistance is helping in many ways. It brings relief to people who are still cut off by flood waters and helps families protect their children from malnutrition. It also supports those who are in a position to rebuild their homes and livelihoods.
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The sheer scale of the floods in Pakistan is staggering and the country will need all its available resources to help it recover from this crippling crisis and to fight long-term poverty.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) - the institution that oversees debt repayments - can play a key role in this.
Ensuring all of Pakistan’s debt is frozen for 2 years would mean an extra $6 billion available to help those affected.
Please help freeze Pakistan’s debt to ensure the country’s poorest people are able to recover from the devastating floods