Flood victims in Pakistan receive emergency aid

Pakistani victim of floods drinks water

Thousands of families displaced by recent floods in Pakistan's southern Sindh province are getting tents and other emergency aid from the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).

More than five million people have been affected by this year's floods in Pakistan where the government estimates that over 200,000 families are in need of emergency shelter.

UNHCR spokesman, Adrian Edwards says that in southern Sindh province, which has been particularly hard hit, his agency has delivered thousands of emergency items.

"Many of the families displaced by the floods continue to live in makeshift shelters.  The distribution of the emergency supplies has so far focused on the southernmost districts of Badin and Thatta, with 1,000 tents, 1,000 non-food kits and 2,000 plastic sheets to each location. Eight thousand more tents, as well as non-food kits and plastic sheets are being trucked from our warehouse in Peshawar in north-western Pakistan."

Duration: 25"

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