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Floods, Funding Shortages Undermine Recovery in Pakistan

Charmaine Brett is our Desk Officer for Pakistan and Nigeria and has worked in emergency humanitarian relief for some of the world’s top agencies in countries across the globe. She holds a Bachelor degree in International Development Studies from Trent University in Ontario, Canada and is certified in First Aid, Emergency Management, Security Management and Risk Management through several international aid organizations. She is one of our humanitarian experts.

Funding Shortages Leave Tens of Thousands of Pakistanis in Need

Three months after devastating monsoon rains caused extensive flooding in southern Pakistan for the second consecutive year, Pakistan faces a critical shortage of emergency funding—despite the government’s request for international assistance—with millions of in need of critical support as winter approaches.

Torrential Rains and Monsoon Flooding Affect Millions in Southern Pakistan

Heavy monsoon rains have inundated southern Pakistan, displacing some 200,000 people and leaving an estimated five million people in need of humanitarian assistance across the Balochistan and Sindh Provinces. In response to the Government of Pakistan’s call for international support, Action Against Hunger has launched rapid needs assessments in the Sindh Province to determine emergency needs among the affected communities, many of which have yet to fully recover from the historic floods of 2010.

Caught in the Conflict

Action Against Hunger | ACF International’s first intervention in Pakistan was in 1979 in the context of the Afghan crisis and the arrival of thousands of Afghan refugees. After the country-wide torrential rains which began in late July 2010 and affected 17.2 million people, ACF scaled up its programs responding to the emergency, initially with life-saving activities and later on with livelihoods restoration.

EU Grants $8.5 Million In Humanitarian Aid To Pakistan

"The European Commission shares with its humanitarian partners the goal of preventing vulnerable people from sinking further into debt and helping them regain self-sufficiency...The money will be spent via the Commission's partners in the field—the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Pakistan Emergency Food Security Alliance, composed of the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), Action Against Hunger, CARE, the International Rescue Committee, Oxfam, Save the Children and UNICEF."

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About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

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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