Monsoon floods that swept through Pakistan in late July and August 2010 left more than 1,900 people dead, damaged or destroyed 1.7 million homes and millions of acres of valuable farmland, and affected an estimated 20 million people (1 in 10 Pakistanis).
Since then, the Red Cross Red Crescent has delivered emergency relief aid consisting of food, tents, tarpaulins, shelter kits, blankets, health care and clean water and sanitation facilities to more than 2.25 million flood survivors.
Since the floods, the Red Cross Red Crescent has provided medical treatment to approximately 95,000 people. As time has gone on, the nature of health needs has changed quite significantly. Today, Red Cross Red Crescent staff and volunteers are providing pediatric care, as well as addressing the health needs that stem from cramped, camp living.
KEY FACTS AND FIGURES: (As of 10 January 2010) • IFRC appeal of 130 million Swiss francs is 59 per cent funded • The appeal will assist 130,000 families (2.1 million people) over two years • Plans include assisting people in the full recovery of their lives, through the provision of
materials to aid in the rebuilding of their homes, agricultural materials to aid in the re- establishing of their livelihoods, access to health care, clean water and sanitation facilities to assist in the full recovery of their health
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