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Published on 28 September, 2010

Flood victims still at risk

Pakistan (MNN) — The World Health Organization says many of
those displaced by the Pakistan floods remain trapped in isolated make-shift
camps.   

There is growing concern about the potential of outbreaks of infectious disease and deaths
from malnutrition without medical and food aid. The WHO estimates that only 8% of the
population has access to potable water and the same for the sanitation, creating
the conditions for the spread of diarrheal diseases, shigellosis and also
cholera.

With the crops under water or rotted in muddy fields, the
United Nations asked for $180 million to feed six million flood victims in
Pakistan for use in October and November. 

Food for the Hungry is responding in Pakistan along
with a local partner, Interfaith League Against Poverty, and Colorado
Springs-based Engineering Ministries International.

As recently as two weeks ago, the team transported materials
to give 1,800 families shelter, hygiene and kitchen supplies. The aid convoy carried the means for
families to start recovering their lives together. Eventually, FH will supply
relief to 44,000 people – 5,500 families of eight.

Your help makes a difference and supports our relief efforts
in providing emergency supplies to families displaced from their homes, many
whom have lost everything but the clothes they're wearing.

Please continue to pray for Pakistan and the millions in
need of help. Pray that people would respond with generosity, showing the love of
Christ in a tangible way. You can help, too. Click here.

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