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.
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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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Facts about Hunger
925 million people suffer from hunger and malnutrition around the world.
Malnutrition affects 32.5% of children in developing countries.
1 out of every 6 infants are born with low birth weight due to undernutrition among pregnant women in developing countries.
1 out of every 3 people in developing countries are affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Hunger is number one on the list of the world's top 10 health risks. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.