In July 2010, devastating floods in Pakistan killed more than 1,600 people and displaced around 20 million others. Crops were destroyed, houses washed away and livestock drowned during the floods, reported to be the worst Pakistan has experienced in decades.
Homeless International has been supporting our partner in Pakistan, the Orangi Pilot Project (OPP), in its emergency relief work. This work has focused on helping to distribute medicines to medical camps set up in flood-affected regions. Mobile camps have also been set up, helping to reach people in more remote areas.
Each medical camp, served by doctors volunteering their skills, treats thousands of people each month, with some treating as many as 400 patients a day. The camps are vital in helping to treat injuries, as well as illnesses such as malaria, typhoid, diarrhoea and scabies.
We have also linked OPP with the Methodist Relief and Development Fund to help 800 families rebuild their homes.