The recent flood in Sindh and Balochisan affects an estimated 2 million people – mainly women and children.
UNICEF has issued an appeal for $5 million to deal with immediate needs.
At least 300,000 children under the age of five are suffering, according to UNICEF, with many areas still cut off by flood waters, and many water distribution systems damaged or destroyed, leading to poor hygiene, unsanitary conditions and outbreaks of waterborne diseases.
The hardest-hit regions in Pakistan, Balochistan and Sindh, are among the country’s most disadvantaged, leaving the children and women there especially vulnerable, Mr. Hermoso said.
He said UNICEF’s experience in responding to Asian floods had revealed the importance of pre-positioning emergency supplies so that stocks are in place before a disaster strikes.
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