_In July 2010, Pakistan was hit with extreme flooding. AIL’s Pakistan office was able to put in place the logistics necessary to distribute cooked food, bread, water coolers and plastic buckets to 500 families (approximately 3,500 individuals) at a camp located about 170km from Peshawar.
In October 2010, as winter was approaching, AIL’s Pakistan office delivered blankets and floor coverings to 250 Afghan families in the very poor village near Peshawar.
In late winter 2010, many families in areas surrounding Herat were seriously affected by flooding. AIL’s Herat office purchased food items such as peas, beans, tea, sugar, and cooking oil to distribute to needy families. This assistance was coordinated with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs department and AIL. Working together, they developed a list of families most in need, and food distribution began in November. The beneficiaries of this emergency assistance were the 1,800 family members of the 300 identified families. The relief efforts to these families continued through the winter and into early 2011.