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Men and children line up for registration as hygiene kits are distributed by Medicins Sans Frontieres in the village of Qadir Bur Jatsi, Union Council Dasti, Jacobabad, Sindh Province on November 11, 2012. The village was affected by flooding between 2010 and 2012. People's homes were destroyed as waters rose with house collapsing on inhabitants. The livelihoods of the villagers were also affected as many traditionally work in the surrounding fields as agricultural laborers. With this land now damaged or under water they are forced to work as daily wage laborers in the city of Jacobabad close by. This work is generally intermittent and many of the villagers find it difficult to earn to support their families. The stagnant water also attracts mosquitoes where they breed and increases the spread of malaria within the local population. MSF distributed 140 hygiene kits within the village. More than five million people were affected by flooding caused by September's monsoon rains in Pakistan, the majority of those in Sindh Province. MSF responded within the district of Jacobabad with programs focusing on water and sanitation, mobile health clinics, distribution of non food items and hygiene kits.

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Men and children line up for registration as hygiene kits are distributed by Medicins Sans Frontieres in the village of Qadir Bur Jatsi, Union Council Dasti, Jacobabad, Sindh Province on November 11, 2012. The village was affected by flooding between 2010 and 2012. People's homes were destroyed as waters rose with house collapsing on inhabitants. The livelihoods of the villagers were also affected as many traditionally work in the surrounding fields as agricultural laborers. With this land now damaged or under water they are forced to work as daily wage laborers in the city of Jacobabad close by. This work is generally intermittent and many of the villagers find it difficult to earn to support their families. The stagnant water also attracts mosquitoes where they breed and increases the spread of malaria within the local population. MSF distributed 140 hygiene kits within the village. More than five million people were affected by flooding caused by September's monsoon rains in Pakistan, the majority of those in Sindh Province. MSF responded within the district of Jacobabad with programs focusing on water and sanitation, mobile health clinics, distribution of non food items and hygiene kits.