Save the Children spokesperson available in Pakistan

Wednesday 21 September 2011, 3:55PM
By Save the Children New Zealand

The lives of two million people – over half of them children - are at severe risk from disease as devastating flooding continues in southern Pakistan. Many are struggling to cope, after being left vulnerable from last year’s disaster. Children are already weak and malnourished.

Save the Children’s Faris Kasim is in Pakistan and available to speak with media about the effects of the devastating floods and what Save the Children is doing to help.

“Children living in Sindh were already very weak and vulnerable following last year's floods, and rates of malnutrition are high. Now thousands of children are again having to survive in the cold, at risk of disease and facing an even tougher struggle to get the food they need,” he says.

"It's crucial we provide life-saving supplies to the affected population as fast as possible to make sure children have shelter and are protected from life-threatening disease. Roads that had not been repaired since the last floods have again been severely damaged, which means conditions are very challenging. But our teams are on the ground and we are ramping up our emergency response to save children's lives."