The floods in Pakistan are subsiding, but the devastation remains.
The summer’s unprecedented deluge caused by record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in the mountainous north has affected 33 million people, displacing more than 8 million. This disaster has caused $31 billion worth of damages and the UN estimates that nearly 15 million people continue to require emergency food assistance.
The Aga Khan Development Network has been working to alleviate the impact on vulnerable communities across the country. As the crisis unfolded, thousands of people in affected areas were evacuated to safety, housed with host families or in temporary shelters, and provided with food and medical attention.
Winter is fast approaching in places such as the high valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan, where temperatures are cool even in summer and below freezing for up to 10 months of the year.
The people of Pakistan are grappling with radical changes to their lives and surviving the harsh cold will be yet another challenge. As the destruction caused by the floods continues to impact their living and health conditions and livelihoods, we remain committed to supporting them through this difficult time.
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