Recent heavy rains in Southern Sindh have caused flooding in six districts previously affected by the 2010 Pakistan Floods Disaster. According to early estimates, more than 30,000 people were affected by the recent flooding which damaged crops and homes. International Medical Corps teams – which were already deployed and delivering services at government health facilities throughout the region since October 2010 – are assessing needs and responding. Our teams will continue to provide health services as needed by local communities and monitor ongoing needs as rains are expected to continue.
Since immediately deploying local teams in 2010 to respond to the unprecedented flooding in Pakistan, International Medical Corps has provided more than 1.4 million patient consultations through a network of mobile and static health clinics serving the hardest-hit areas. A year after this disaster, International Medical Corps continues to prioritize long-term primary health care services, including mental health, to help those who remain without access to vital resources. As needs have shifted from acute emergency relief to long-term health services and capacity-strengthening, International Medical Corps has expanded existing programs in Pakistan to include Nutrition, Protection, Economic Recovery, Livelihood Activities, and Health Facility Rehabilitation.