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Pakistan: Updates from Pakistan
Our team in Pakistan continues to distribute $45 vouchers for families living in schools, public buildings and makeshift camps to buy what they need. We distributed checks to 1,250 families on Saturday, as well as another 1,550 on Monday.
Pakistan: Helping kids displaced in Pakistan
Mercy Corps has begun providing sports and social activities to 1,200 displaced school-age children in Pakistan.
Pakistan: Rising temperatures exacerbate displacement crisis
Our team reports that the coming days will bring searing temperatures to areas heavily populated by displaced families. Reports that temperatures in tents for IDPs in camps are unbearable.
Pakistan: Taking steps to help pregnant women
We issued a news release today detailing the nearly $1.2 million grant we received from the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. The money will help us deliver cash vouchers to 120,000 people over the next four months.
Pakistan: Response team begins distributing cash vouchers
Today our team in Mardan began distributing cash vouchers to families affected by the violence in Pakistan. The vouchers are redeemable for a $45 check that can be cashed at numerous local banks. Over the next four months, Mercy Corps will deliver vouchers to 20,000 affected families.
Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka's displaced grows to 265,000
The war in Sri Lanka may appear to be over, but its humanitarian crisis is still unfolding. In recent months, an estimated 265,000 Tamil civilians have fled the final battleground between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, according to the UN.
Pakistan: Emergency response team leader arrives Wednesday
Holden Basch arrives in Islamabad tomorrow from Afghanistan to take the reins of the 11-person emergency response team we've assembled in Pakistan.
Pakistan: Delivering aid to families in Pakistan
Mercy Corps field teams distributed 808 emergency supply kits in one day to families recently displaced from fighting in the Swat valley.
Pakistan: Crisis in Pakistan: May 12 update
Here's an update from our emergency response team in Pakistan from their Tuesday, May 12:
Pakistan: Blankets, mosquito nets rushed to Pakistan families
Mercy Corps is rushing two truckloads of aid materials — including mosquito nets, soap and blankets — to more than 1,000 families displaced by fighting in Pakistan's Swat Valley.