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ShelterBox responds to “absolutely desperate” need in Pakistan

September 1st, 2010 / By: / Industry News

ShelterBox’s partners in Pakistan have moved 1,800 tents from Islamabad to the Sindh province for immediate distribution to flood victims. ShelterBox response team member Mark Pearson describes the situation as “absolutely desperate.”

“There’s thousands of families living in the flooded area with no shelter, no clean drinking water and some people have had no food for five days,” he said. “People are having to clean and cook with the floodwater, so waterborne disease are rife. As well as shelter people need medicine and clean water.”

As of Aug. 31, ShelterBox has committed to providing emergency shelter for more than 61,000 people in Pakistan as well as water purification for 20,000 families. ShelterBox is a Britain-based international organization that delivers boxes of aid, including tents, to disaster victims around the world.

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