Flooding in Pakistan
20 million people are thought to have been affected by serious flooding in Pakistan.
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Audio: Pakistan floods response update
Oxfam's Graham Mackay on the international community's response to the floods.
On film: update from Nowshera
On film: Pakistan Floods Appeal
People in the flood’s wake were already desperately poor and what little possessions they had have been washed away. The extent of this crisis is only slowly emerging. The more villages that are reached the grimmer the picture becomes.
There is a desperate need for temporary shelter, clean drinking water and toilets to avert a public health catastrophe. People also need medical care and basic food items. We are looking at a sizable aid package that will require a great deal of public support.
Jane Cocking, Oxfam's Humanitarian Director
With your help we can save lives:
- will buy one family hygiene kit
(including soap, washing powder, sanitary cloths and towels, oral rehydration salts and nail cutter/comb)
- will buy one family household kit
(including a plastic bucket, water cooler, floor mats, waste bin, shawls and water purification tablets)
- will buy tools for clearing up
(including a shovel, pick axe, bucket, broom and wheel barrow)
Text 'DONATE' to 70066
To donate to Oxfam by text message, text 'DONATE' to 70066 to give £5
We will receive around 85% of your donation depending on your network provider. Plus standard rates apply for text.
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