Two years after devastating floods caused widespread damage across Pakistan, we bring you this good-news story a tiny village finding its way back from disaster.
It’s not often you hear about champion boxers raising money for the needy, but that’s exactly what British-Pakistani light-welterweight Amir Khan has done for flood-affected communities in Pakistan. In partnership with Oxfam, he’s helped build five schools in areas that lost theirs in the 2010 floods.
Oxfam staff member Jane Beesley is currently traveling throughout Pakistan, surveying the extent of the flood’s damage and assessing the impact of Oxfam’s emergency response. In this blog post — the first of a series — Jane visits Shikarpur District in the southern Sindh Province.
Shikarpur district in Sindh province of Pakistan was hit by unexpected flooding. People are still shocked and helpless, and according to official figures around 300,000 people are displaced in the district. Oxfam is there to assess the situation and launch a rapid response. Madiha Shafi, Oxfam’s program officer in Pakistan wrote this emotional piece about her visit to Shikarpur.
Oxfam staff member Rebecca Wynn attempts to reach Pakistan’s Swat region amidst flooding and heavy rain, and offers a glimpse of the struggle currently facing aid workers in the region.
A field report from Pakistan, with video. By Neva Khan, Pakistan Country Director for Oxfam Great Britain.