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Floods in Pakistan

Floods in Pakistan

Millions of people across Pakistan have been affected by the massive flooding of September 2014.

Oxfam Canada's Emergency Response Fund (ERF) enables us to provide timely, appropriate responses to emergency situations and to support reconstruction work. The ERF ensures that Oxfam can quickly respond wherever and whenever the need is greatest.


 

Three days of flooding in Azad Jammu, Kashmir, Punjab and Gilgit Baltistan in early September 2014  affected over 1 million people with the number expected to rise to 3 million. The flash floods affected more than 2,100 villages with more than 47,000 homes partially or fully destroyed. So far, over 300 people are reported to have lost their lives and over 500 people have been injured.

Oxfam and partners have been distributing hygiene kits, conducting search & rescue operations and providing for emergency water and sanitation needs in the affected areas.

The flood waters in Punjab are receding, and many people who were made homeless are now returning. Oxfam supported 60,000 people in the wake of the floods, and the team is now focusing on helping people rebuild their lives and livelihoods.


Oxfam Canada's Emergency Response Fund (ERF) enables us to provide timely, appropriate responses to emergency situations and to support reconstruction work. The ERF ensures that Oxfam can quickly respond wherever and whenever the need is greatest.

Updated January 8, 2015

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