Pakistan Floods Appeal

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In Pakistan, monsoon rains and floods are causing widespread destruction.

Over five million people have been affected with many losing their homes, farmland and belongings.
Some of the areas affected are still recovering from last year’s flooding, including Sindh province, which is once again one of the worst-hit areas.

Acres of damaged crops
Saifal Panhyar, a farmer from Khairpur in Sindh, said his family were lucky to escape as their house collapsed when the floods engulfed his village. Now, Khairpur is under five feet of water.

Panhyar said: “Our land is our sole source of income and the crops were just ready to be harvested but the continuous rain and now the flood water has badly damaged them.”

Emergency supplies
The risk of diseases spreading is high as 300,000 people have fled to temporary relief camps, but are living in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions.

Over the last few months, the British Red Cross has worked with the Pakistan Red Crescent and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to prepare for this year’s monsoon rains, getting aid into the most vulnerable areas, ready to be dispatched when the floods struck.

Since the floods hit, the Pakistan Red Crescent, with support from the Red Cross, has:

  • sent five mobile health units to provide emergency health support in six districts
  • set up two water treatment plants and produced over 300,000 litres of safe water
  • distributed food parcels and other aid such as tents, tarpaulins and kitchen sets to over 100,000 people.
  • Urgently needed funds
    Thousands of people who’ve lost everything are in a desperate situation.

    Please help us to help them by donating to our appeal today.

    In the unlikely event that we raise more money than can be reasonably and efficiently spent, any surplus funds will be used to help us prepare for and respond to other humanitarian disasters either overseas or in the UK.

    (Source: RedCross)

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