Appeal Code: 7104
Torrential monsoon rains in Pakistan have led to severe flooding and massive destruction throughout the country. The rains, which began in June, have wiped away entire villages, killing over 1,000 people and leaving millions in need of immediate assistance. Pakistani officials are reporting that more than 30 million people have been affected by the floods. That is 1 in 7 Pakistanis who are displaced, have lost their crops or livestock, are grieving the loss of loved ones, and/or no longer have a home. An estimated 1 million homes have been washed away, 10 million people are facing homelessness, 200 bridges and roads have collapsed, and 800,000 livestock have been killed. In addition, Pakistan’s local health leaders are warning of dire health issues that will arise including severe trauma, water-borne diseases and limited access to medical services.
Our ACT Alliance partner Community World Service Asia is headquartered in Karachi and has worked with communities in Pakistan for decades. Amongst various other areas of expertise, CWSA is highly experienced in relief, recovery and rehabilitation following disasters. Their recent programs have been in the Mirpurkhas and Umerkot districts, where over 800,000 people have been affected by the flooding. CWSA is currently conducting assessments to determine their response plan. We are in close communication with their team are providing both financial and technical support.
How to Help
Donations to support CWS emergency response programs, including this one, can be made online or sent to Church World Service (P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515).
CWS is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global coalition of churches and agencies engaged in development, humanitarian assistance and advocacy.