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Pakistan floods emergency appeal

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In July 2010, the worst monsoon floods to ever hit Pakistan forced millions of people to leave their homes for safety and left a trail of destroyed houses, water-supply schemes, farmland and infrastructure.

In July 2010, the worst monsoon floods to ever hit Pakistan forced millions of people to leave their homes for safety and left a trail of destroyed houses, water-supply schemes, farmland and infrastructure.

Act for Peace responded with emergency assistance and ongoing support to the people of Pakistan after monsoon floods hit the country.

An estimated 18 million people were affected by the torrential floods which began in the northern province of Khyber Pakhtunkwa and swept down through the Indus River to inundate Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan and Sindh provinces. Following the immediate needs for food, shelter and health services, affected communities now require support to rebuild infrastructure, and re-establish livelihoods through cash and material support.

Act for Peace has responded with emergency assistance, supporting project partner Church World Service Pakistan/Afghanistan (CWS-P/A) which provided more than 90,000 people with emergency food, and 75,000 with non-food items including hygiene items, kitchen utensils and shelter materials in Khyber Pakhtunkwa and Sindh provinces. In the months following the flood disaster, Act for Peace has continued to support CWS-P/A through the provision of preventive and curative health services to nearly 10,000 flood-affected households through health facilities in the north of Pakistan. Act for Peace will also assist CWS-P/A in carrying out construction trade-related skills training for youth to support the rehabilitation of housing and infrastructure.

Cash for work - ACT Alliance

Working through the ACT Alliance, Act for Peace's partner Church World Service Pakistan/Afghanistan (CWS P/A) ACT promises continued support to the people affected by this disaster. 

Already tens of thousands of people have received food, shelter and medical assistance from ACT. Mobile health clinics have provided healthcare, consultations and antenatal care, temporary housing has been offered, as have household goods.

This video shows the Cash for Work component of the support.

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