The summer of 2010 saw Pakistan's worst natural disaster in living memory as 10 million people were made homeless by flooding. With water covering up to one quarter of the country's entire surface area, Handicap International launched an emergency relief programme to support communities devastated by the floods.
Over the last two years our teams have worked to ensure that the most vulnerable people, including people with disabilities, get the support they need and are included in efforts to rebuild communities. At Handicap International's inclusive workshop more than 1,000 shelters have been produced for families left homeless by the floods. We have also constructed facilities providing access to safe water and sanitation, which are vital to reduce the risk from disease in flood-affected communities.