Reports from aid agencies on the ground in flood ravaged Pakistan

August 11, 2010

"A number of aid agencies are coming to the rescue of millions of people impacted by the massive flooding in northern Pakistan...ACF’s teams are rushing to assess where needs are most critical, but the scale of the crisis, the chaos of the displacement and dislocation, the impending monsoons, and the destruction of vital infrastructure make communication and coordination all the more difficult.

'The overwhelming concern, beyond rescuing survivors, is to keep diseases like cholera at bay by ensuring access to clean water and basic hygiene,” explains Nick Radin, ACF’s Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Advisor for Pakistan.'"