Oxfam in Pakistan

Reshma collects water from Shahbaz camp where her family fled to escape the devastating floods that hit Pakistan in 2010. Oxfam's response reached over 2.4 million people. Photo: Timothy Allen

Earthquake October 26, 2015

This morning, a powerful earthquake, measured at 7.5 on the Richter scale, struck northern Afghanistan. Tremors have been felt as far away as Pakistan and northern India. Communications with the region have been affected, and reports are coming through slowly. Oxfam has a very strong team in the region and are currently gathering more information as a matter of urgency. We are ready to respond if required. 

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From our staff

Saima Nazish, Pakistan Emergency Food Security Alliance Co-ordinator

 With a bit of support, lives really can be turned around. This is our belief and it's what keeps me and my team going at the end of the day! Each step that we take aims to provide a more appropriate, more accountable, more consistent and better quality disaster response.

We don't just provide services in the immediate aftermath of an emergency - rather it is a long term effort working with people to help rebuild their communities better.

We know we are doing our work right when in the wake of a disaster, communities understand the advantages of building disaster-resilient homes, women are empowered to set up small businesses and provide for their families, girls start going back to school, farmers are able to sow their fields again and everyone affected is part of rebuilding a stronger community for the future. 

Full details on what Oxfam is doing in Pakistan (PDF, 229KB)

The impact of our work in Pakistan

Video: Preventing the spread of disease

Pakistan preventing disease

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