Fresh water access is an often untold story in relation to climate change. It is one of many that can help us expand the visual language of climate change.
WHAT IT SHOWS: In 2010 Pakistan was hit by one of the largest natural disasters the world has ever seen. Ten years' worth of rain falling in just two weeks resulted in extreme flooding across much of the country. A staggering 14 million people were forced to flee their homes, thousands of schools were destroyed, and agriculture was wiped out across vast areas. The UK responded swiftly and significantly. UK aid helped millions of people, initially by providing emergency shelter, food, healthcare, clean drinking water and sanitation. Later it helped people to rebuild their lives and become self-sufficient again by constructing flood resistant brick homes, replacing bridges and schools, and providing seeds, livestock, jobs and tools. All this will help reduce long term dependency on aid.