The scale of the Pakistan floods was unprecedented and are the worst ever recorded. Ten years' worth of rain fell in a week affecting 20 million people
The floods killed nearly two thousand people and destroyed 10,000 schools, two million homes, and hundreds of bridges, roads and electricity pylons
The UK provided shelter for more than a million people, including 13,400 flood resistant brick houses, each big enough to house a family of eight
More than 200,000 children are now back in school as the buildings have been repaired with the support of UK aid
Britain delivered basic health care for 2.6 million and safe drinking water for 2.4 million people in the aftermath of the floods
Special seed packages, tools for farmers and skills training for rural communities are also helping to reduce dependency on long-term aid
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Britain is immensely heartened to have been able to change the lives of people affected by the floods, and to now see families living in flood-resistant houses that we've helped to build, children in schools we've repaired, and people harvesting crops from seeds that we gave them.
Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell
The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK government that manages Britain’s aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty.
We are working to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), international targets agreed by the United Nations (UN) to halve world poverty by 2015.
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