Over 33 million people have been affected by the deadly floods in Pakistan in the worst climate disaster in a decade. Unprecedented heavy monsoon continues to devastate and displace vulnerable communities across the country. Two million homes have been destroyed, and the death toll from the continuous rains is over 1,663 people, 614 of whom are children and women.
The floods exacerbated the country’s economic crisis after millions lost their businesses and livelihood. Twelve million acres of crops have been submerged underwater, ruining the harvest season and causing a massive shortage of staples such as rice and flour, vegetables, and fruits in the markets.
Food prices have soared, subsequently adding a significant burden on families who are already struggling to survive this disaster. People are in urgent need of food, shelter, and support as conditions continue to worsen.
Over 2 million homes have been destroyed. 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 2 million homes were destroyed and half a million more badly damaged.
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.
Your support today can help save the lives of countless vulnerable people. Donate now to help provide urgent relief in Pakistan today.
As part of the Humanitarian Coalition, donations made to Islamic Relief Canada between August 1 – September 28 2022 were matched by the Government of Canada. Although the matching period is now complete, the need is still great and your support will make a difference.
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 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.
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Islamic Relief Canada is a proud partner of the Molana Tariq Jamil Foundation. Together, we are responding to the devastating impacts of flooding in Pakistan. Islamic Relief is on the ground now, responding with urgent humanitarian aid. Your support can save lives.