Flooding

In the aftermath of any disaster suddenly hitting a population, the immediate impact in terms of deaths and injuries is often followed by other health risks that can be linked to difficult living conditions, lack of hygiene and restricted access to clean water and basic health care services. The...
MSF finds thousands of families trapped by flooding in Baluchistan province James KAMBAKI – MSF Project Co-ordinator in Baluchistan Continuous and sometimes heavy rains that fell on Khyber Pakhtunkwa and Baluchistan provinces have significantly impeded on the delivery on humanitarian aid. What this...
Two weeks after the first floods hit Pakistan the situation remains extremely dire for millions of people. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan, MSF is intensifying its activities and remains focused on medical care, clean water provision, and distribution of essential goods. More assessments are...
The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing urgently needed medical and humanitarian assistance to people in the worst affected villages in and around Leh. MSF is distributing shelter, kitchen and hygiene kits to 2,000 of the most vulnerable...
Still high numbers admitted to MSF nutrition programs “The current rainy season in Chad is a curse and a blessing for the dry belt across the country, in which people have been suffering from poor harvests and food insecurity”, says Dr. Kodjo EDOH, Head of Mission for MSF in Chad. “It is good for...
New rise in water levels delays aid effort As new areas of Pakistan get affected by floods daily, the zones that had received the first blow suffer fresh water level rise. Continuous and sometimes heavy rains that fell on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan provinces have significantly impeded on...
“Catastrophic” situation found in Charsadda and Nowshera districts Although water is receding in some areas, the needs of people who have had to leave their homes are increasing and becoming more and more urgent. MSF’s response is increasing and focusing on providing drinking water, basic relief...
Official figures now speak of more than 3 million people having been directly affected by the floods, and more than 1500 confirmed deaths. More rains are expected in the coming days and could cause renewed flooding and create problems in areas that have up until now been unaffected. But some areas...
Dr Awais YAGUB is a Pakistani doctor and an MSF deputy medical coordinator in Pakistan. He is currently working in Charsadda, one of the districts hardest hit by the floods. What is the situation like today in Charsadda district? Many houses in the district were flooded by water and half of the...
During the weekend, MSF has completed several surveys to get a better picture of people’s needs following the worst floods in Pakistan in 80 years. MSF is now expanding activities to include water and sanitation provision, and is also distributing kits containing hygiene products, cooking utensils...
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