Video: Rising cases of waterborne diseases in flood-affected areas of Pakistan

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has conducted more than 10,000 medical consultations in Pakistan following catastrophic flooding caused by exceptionally heavy monsoon rains that started in June. It is estimated that over 33 million people have been affected and that it could take months for the floodwaters to recede.

MSF launched mobile clinics in Charsadda district in three villages located next to riverbanks—including Miaonlay village. The houses in Miaonlay have been partially or completely destroyed, and communities are now facing outbreaks of waterborne diseases. In the last week, MSF medical teams have seen 983 patients in Charsadda district with respiratory tract infections, eye infections, acute diarrhea, severe skin infections, and chronic diseases. The teams have distributed non-food items, including hygiene and kitchen kits, mosquito nets, and insect repellent to more than 600 families in the three villages.