MSF responds to floods in Pakistan

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team, including medical doctors, nurses, logistician, water and sanitation professional, will launch mobile clinic on 20 September in one of the internally displaced people’s camps,  in the sub-district of Tando Bago in southern Badin, Pakistan. Distributing safe drinking water to affected communities will also be the focus of MSF activities.

Medical supplies including materials for mobile clinics are arriving Badin on 19 September. The team did a second assessment over the weekend in Tando Bago. In one of the internally displaced people’s camps that the team visited, there are 607 families taking shelter in a public building with limited supply of water and sanitation. The team saw patients with pneumonia, respiratory tract infections, skin diseases, fever, children with watery diarrhea, and malnutrition cases. Pregnant women had to deliver in the camp with assistance from traditional birth attendant.

The team will continue to assess and identify unmet needs in Tando Bago and other sub-districts in coming days. More team members will be arriving in coming days.