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Crisis in Northwest Pakistan: Hundreds of Thousands in Need

In Pakistan, according to the latest registration numbers collected by UN-OCHA, an estimated 950,000 people are fleeing their homes in North Waziristan to find refuge in neighboring provinces. These numbers are expected to fluctuate over the coming weeks as the registration process continues. Worryingly, an estimated 73 percent of these displaced people are women and children. 

Video: Supporting Conflict and Flood-Affected Populations in Pakistan

In recent years, massive floods in Pakistan have destroy the homes, livelihoods and communities of millions of people. However, with the help of the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), Action Against Hunger is providing lifesaving much-needed humanitarian support to conflict and flood-affected populations in Kyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan.

ACF Pakistan: Intégration de la nutrition dans le programme de réponse aux inondations

Pakistan experienced some of the worst floods in its history in 2010, affecting more than one-tenth of Pakistan's population. Chronic food insecurity and a poor baseline nutrition situation were worsened by the floods, which heavily damaged livelihoods, weakened coping mechanisms and created a humanitarian emergency in an area where structural poverty and inequity already existed.

ACF Case Study: Pakistan: Nutrition mainstreaming in flood response programming

Pakistan experienced some of the worst floods in its history in 2010, affecting more than one-tenth of Pakistan's population. Chronic food insecurity and a poor baseline nutrition situation were worsened by the floods, which heavily damaged livelihoods, weakened coping mechanisms and created a humanitarian emergency in an area where structural poverty and inequity already existed.

Celebrating World Toilet Day with Education

Earlier this year, the United Nations designated November 19th as World Toilet Day in order to raise awareness for the 2.5 billion people who do not have access to sanitation and toilets. In Pakistan, one of the countries where Action Against Hunger works, more than 43 million people do not have access to proper sanitation, and sanitation-related diseases are responsible for more than half of all deaths of children under five.

Monsoon Rains Reach Pakistan, Causing Heavy Losses

Heavy monsoon rains across Pakistan have triggered flash floods, killed 83 people, and caused thousands to lose their homes since the beginning of August. According to The United Nations Office for the Coordination on Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), the rains have also led to an extensive loss of crops, property, and livelihoods, and been responsible for widespread damages to infrastructure.

Volunteers Boost Nutrition Efforts in Pakistan

An organization is only as strong as the people who support its work, and in Pakistan that support for Action Against Hunger is rock solid! Since 2005, we have worked in Pakistan to combat acute malnutrition and provide emergency relief to those affected by natural disasters. On the municipal and national level, Pakistan has shown increased dedication to fighting acute malnutrition as a country.

Creating Healthy Futures for Kids Across Pakistan

For years, Action Against Hunger has stood in solidarity with the people in Pakistan, helping them recover from crises ranging from natural disasters to political conflicts. Now Pakistan is confronting another urgent crisis—alarming rates of childhood malnutrition. Nearly half of children under five in the country are chronically malnourished, and another fifteen percent suffer from life-threatening acute malnutrition. As a result of these high numbers, nearly thirty-five percent of young child deaths nationally are related to malnutrition.

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Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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