The massive scale of this disaster tested to capacity our member agencies and others involved in the response. The initial relief effort focused on people’s immediate needs: food, shelter, replacement of household items, water and sanitation facilities. Medical charities set up mobile clinics, as well as providing support to those structures that remained standing.
DEC funds helped 1.8m people but a significant number of others received little or no assistance. DEC charities; response to the floods will continue until July 2012. Plans are in place for 60% of the remaining funds to be used supporting people to revive their livelihoods and in providing clean water and suitable sanitation. A further 23% will go on shelter and 13% on helping health services get re-established.
Pakistan Flood Response: Headline Achievements
1.8 million people reached by DEC funded aid
1 million people given food
510,000+ provided with clean water
290,000+ people provided with emergency shelter
200,000 people given mosquito nets to prevent malaria
994 babies delivered
26,000+ people benefitting from help to restart farming