Donor exhaustion worries aid organisations after devastating floods

August 10, 2010

"Daniel Holmberg, head of the Pakistan mission for NGO Action Against Hunger (ACF), doubts that the international reaction will be in anywhere near what is needed on the ground... ACF is about to launch its project in the Dir district in the north-west and we will be implementing projects in two more districts in the area – Charsadda and Nowshehra – to bring aid to some 75,000 people. The priority right now is to slow the spread of diseases such as cholera. We will be distributing fresh water and sanitary facilities Beyond that we will be putting livelihood projects in place: the population in these areas are already on a back step because of last year’s conflict and many of them have lost 100% of their goods and sources of revenue. We will launch cash for work programmes to help these people survive."