Pakistan is currently experiencing extremely heavy rainfall, resulting in catastrophic flash flooding across the country.
According to local authorities the death toll has surpassed 1,000, with over 1,500 injured and millions displaced.
Many parts of Pakistan have become inaccessible, and rescuers are struggling to evacuate thousands of stranded people from affected areas. Balochistan and Sindh provinces are the hardest hit areas.
Islamic Relief Pakistan is responding, providing vital humanitarian aid. Please donate generously and help save lives.
A staggering 33 million people had been badly affected by the flooding according to local government, while the Pakistan’s disaster agency has said nearly 220,000 homes were destroyed and half a million more badly damaged.
In Sindh alone over 2 million acres of cultivated crops has been wiped out. The local communities are heavily reliant on their crop to feed themselves.
Prior to the most recent monsoon rains, authorities had confirmed that 977km of road infrastructure and 61 bridges have been destroyed, the situation has worsened with the most recent monsoon rains, which poses an even more severe threat to the lives of millions of people.
Without access to urgent medical aid, food, clean water, and adequate shelter, those who have fled to higher ground will be at even more risk.
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Our emergency teams are on the ground right now, already working in local communities to establish how best to support affected families, who urgently need food, shelter, bedding, and hygiene items.
Our plans include providing cash grants to 3,000 families in 3 regions of Balochistan, which they can use as they wish to cover their most essential needs. Our teams are also working with the local government to support relief efforts.
Islamic Relief is also focused on helping communities recover from the disaster as quickly as possible to ensure that vulnerable people do not continue to suffer the terrifying impact of the flash floods.
As the situation deteriorates, we desperately need to respond to meet the ongoing and immediate needs of those who have been affected.