Flood-affected women and children in north-western Pakistan urgently need aid

“UNICEF is ramping up its relief operation for the millions of people affected by the flooding,” says UNICEF Representative in Pakistan Martin Mogwanja. “Many of those are children who are especially vulnerable to disease and the present harsh conditions. They need water, medicine, food and shelter urgently."

Mr. Mogwanja, who is the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan, adds that “things will probably get worse before they start getting better. We are working at full speed to respond to the most urgent needs of the affected populations.”

UNICEF is also supporting the government’s efforts to restore water supply systems in flood-affected areas. So far, around 700,000 people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province have regained access to safe drinking water through restoration of 91 tube wells and water trucking. Water filters, soap, buckets and jerry cans for carrying water are also being distributed to families in need.

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