Humanitarian Health Action

23 September 2014 -- The flash floods in Pakistan has caused 346 deaths and 620 people have been injured. More than 55 200 houses have been damaged or destroyed, total 3 million people are estimated to be affected. Stagnant water in the affected areas may cause severe health issues along with dengue and water borne diseases. 74 health facilities are affected, but 326 mobile medial teams and 327 medical camps are operational. The worst affected areas are Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir and Jammu.

Pakistan: North Waziristan internally displaced people (IDPs)

Areas with a high concetratin of IDPs in Bannu district

14 July 2014 -- The total number of displaced poeople is 929 859 individuals and 80 302 families (74% are women and children). The health of these people are at a high risk due to overcrowding, poor living conditions, insecurity, psychosocial distress and exposure to new environment and risk factors. The disease early warning system has reported an increase of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) cases from 29% to 41%, Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) cases have shown a gradual decrease but Fever cases have increased by 6% since the influx. There is a dire need for Diarrhea Treatment Centers (DTCs).

Health Cluster partners in Pakistan

17 February 2014 -- Map on Health Cluster partners working in FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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