It has been more than three months since devastating floods caused vast damage across Pakistan and displaced millions, but only in recent weeks have waters started to recede allowing people to return home. Those returning to their villages are finding destroyed houses and land, still surrounded by stagnant water. Meanwhile, those remaining in camps and informal shelters are faced with the threat of winter. The need for clean drinking water, food and health care remains at an all-time high.
Teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are currently responding in three provinces, Balochistan, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. We have 10 mobile medical teams working in Balochistan and Sindh, where we are seeing high numbers of people with malaria, diarrhea, respiratory tract infections, and alarming numbers of people with malnutrition. In all three provinces we are also supporting water and sanitation services and the distribution of relief packages.