Shahid Abdullah, MSF’s emergency field coordinator in Balochistan, describes the situation on the ground in flood-affected areas of Pakistan:
"People are sitting alongside the main road, and you can see that many of them have already received help. They have—among other things—mosquito nets, hygiene packs, and food.
On the other hand, those who are away from the main road are left on their own because they are difficult to access. We reached a group that had not received help since the floods started. MSF was the first to get to them. Our team took care of them and helped with the health issues they were experiencing.
Stagnant water leads to ill health, and the situation is not likely to improve. We are seeing patients with waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, skin diseases, and eye infections.