Friday, August 20, 2010
United Methodists partner with GlobalMedic to help in Pakistan
The United Methodist Committee on Relief has partnered with GlobalMedic to provide direct support to Pakistan's population, in the wake of its deadliest flood in 80 years.
Reportedly, about 3.5 million children have been impacted by the catastrophe. Some of the most pressing medical needs include treatment for diarrhea, cholera, typhoid and other water-borne diseases. GlobalMedic has provided 40,000 liters of drinking water per day to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province. However, strong rains, which began around Aug. 7th, are further aggravating conditions for the country.
Since flooding began, the death toll of the calamity has climbed to about 1,600 people, while 1.5 million people have been made homeless.
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