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Continuous life-saving assistance for flood-affected children is needed

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ISLAMABAD/ HONG KONG, 2 October 2011 – Following the monsoon floods that have struck Sindh province for the second year in a row, UNICEF and its partners are now reaching hundreds of thousands of families with life-saving assistance. Almost 210,000 people are now receiving clean water daily, while supplies such as buckets, soap, water purification […]

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UNICEF rolls out emergency supplies to vulnerable flood-hit children & families

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ISLAMABAD/HONG KONG, 14 September 2011 – Vital emergency supplies, including hundreds of thousands of litres of clean water daily, are being rolled out to children and families left vulnerable by severe monsoon floods in southern Pakistan. New heavy rains and persistent flood waters are contributing to a worsening disaster, with 5.4 million people now affected, […]

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Dire nutrition situation uncovered 6 months after the flood

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28 January 2011 6 months after the 2010 Pakistan monsoon floods hit, UNICEF and its partners face another huge challenge following new survey results from Sindh province that reveal about 90,000 flood-affected children aged 6-59 months are malnourished. Northern Sindh reveal a Severe Acute Malnutrition rate of 6.1%, children with SAM are 10 times more […]

Situation report 3

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9 November 2010 Pakistan flooding disaster is far from over Underfunding jeopardising life-saving operations for children The monsoon flood emergency in Pakistan is far from over. It is now more crucial than ever that the world does not forget the women and children of Pakistan. The needs of the flood affected are still immense. However, […]

Situation report 2

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25 October 2010 Situation overview: – Monsoon floods across Pakistan in July have affected over 20 million people, including an estimated 2.8 million children under 5 years old and 3.7 million women (15-49 years) all across the country. – Families aremoving back to their destroyed or damaged homes and livelihoods where infrastructure is severely lacked. […]

Situation report 1

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14 September 2010 UNICEF Executive Director visited flood-devastated Pakistan UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, arrived in Pakistan on 30 August to tour flood-hit areas and see the emergency operations. During the trip, he observed children and their caretakers at a UNICEF-supported Child-friendly Space, and visited schools being used as shelters where UNICEF is providing safe […]