The floods that ravaged Pakistan this past summer continue to affect
over fourteen million people. In Sindh Province, part of Pakistan’s
devastated southwest, nearly one million homes have been damaged or
destroyed. Displaced families have settled in tents and makeshift
shelters on any dry land they can find. Here, the need for humanitarian
aid in the form of food, water, medical care, and shelter is tremendous
and will not end soon. Aid organizations are working around the clock to
provide assistance but face immense challenges from lack of funding to
difficulties in getting access to people in need. Meanwhile, there are
also concerns over whether people should or can return to flood-damaged
areas, a potential food crisis, and increasing political instability.
Displaced people in the area talked with Refugees International about
their urgent need for relief.
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Children displaced by the floods in Sindh Province wave to Refugees International staff as they leave their makeshift settlement.
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