Our Beneficiary: Oxfam


Oxfam, the beneficiary charity for NU Stands with Pakistan, is a confederation of 14 international development and relief organizations working together in 99 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Oxfam America, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is one of 14 organizations around the world operating under the Oxfam name. Together, these 14 organizations form the international confederation Oxfam.

Response to the Pakistan Floods

Heavy rains at the outset of the monsoon season in Pakistan have triggered devastating floods. The latest estimates indicate that 21 million people have been affected, which have swept away or damaged 1.8 million houses. Rushing water has also destroyed roads, bridges, and supplies of food and clean water. The death toll is now thought to be 1,752 people, and more than 2,000 have been reported injured.

Oxfam and its partners have launched a rapid-relief effort and are now reaching more than one million people with essential aid. Despite major damage to the region’s transportation and communication systems, Oxfam is installing latrines and water-storage tanks and delivering clean water by truck to prevent deadly waterborne diseases from sweeping through communities of displaced people.

A SNAPSHOT OF OXFAM’S EMERGENCY WORK

Oxfam and its partners have so far

  • provided safe evacuation to 240,000 people, using local search and rescue boats;
  • provided emergency shelter materials to more than 70,000 people;
  • provided clean water to nearly 745,000 people displaced by the floods;
  • distributed hygiene supplies like soap to nearly 470,000 people;
  • provided more than 85,000 people with cash vouchers to purchase food and household items;
  • provided more than 7,500 people with cash payments in exchange for community-service work; and
  • provided cooked meals for thousands of people living in camps.

Their work in Pakistan is admirable and substantial. But this work is not enough. We need to do our part to help.


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