As the scale of the flood disaster in Pakistan unfolds, colleagues from FIRST Response Pakistan and their partners have put together an action plan for response during the crisis, despite disrupted internet access and downed phone lines. They have been in Kashmir to distribute radios to victims, gather fresh programme material, including an interview with the director of State Disaster Management Authority, talks with people in the area about their plight in the flood as well as receiving SMS messages from listeners expressing their concern and grief for victims of the flooding. Programmes are being broadcast on local FM outlets as well as on shortwave.

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