2010 Pakistan Floods
In August 2010, Pakistan was hit by the worst flooding in its history when monsoon rains swept away homes, bridges, and roads, leaving millions displaced. With infrastructure destroyed in so many areas, people were forced to drink contaminated floodwater and subsist without adequate sanitation services. In the aftermath of the floods, Action Against Hunger’s emergency teams rushed to control the risk deadly water-borne illnesses like cholera by providing over 290,000 people affected by the floods with access to clean water and emergency hygiene.
Since the floods, Action Against Hunger has played a crucial role in the country’s recovery, providing a range of post-emergency services for some 670,000 individuals struggling to recover from last year’s traumatic floods. ACF’s teams are currently providing a range of nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene, and longer-term food security & livelihoods programs in the Sindh and KPK Provinces, including activities in Lower Dir, Charsadda, Nowshera, Dadu, and Thatta Districts.