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Save the Children
Pakistan was hit by the worst floods in the country’s history in July 2010. The unusually heavy monsoon rains that triggered the massive flooding soon caused the deluge to spread. Within a matter of days, nearly one-fifth of Pakistan had been submerged. According to Pakistani government data the floods directly affected about 20 million people, mostly by destruction of property, livelihood and infrastructure, with a death toll of close to 2,000.
Save the Children’s initial relief efforts were complemented by a series of rapid assessments of flood-affected districts. The results shed light on the massive gaps in the provision of basic health, shelter, food, water and sanitation, education and child protection needs of the flood-hit communities. Six months on, Save the Children continues to focus on satisfying these needs in the implementation of its emergency relief activities.