Consolidated Appeal Pakistan Floods
Floods rage through the street in Pakistan. Photo: Red Cresent Pakistan
Pakistan is in the grips of a severe flooding disaster that has affected an estimated 33 million people. The annual monsoonal rains are around three times heavier than the national 30-year average – and the worst-affected regions are receiving more than five times the usual amount of rain. The death toll has surpassed 1,200. Roads and bridges have been damaged, entire buildings have been washed away, and many homes have been destroyed. Agriculture has also been severely impacted, with an estimated 700,000 heads of livestock lost.
Preliminary information indicates major damage to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water is a significant concern, and communities are increasingly resorting to open defecation, heightening the risk of water and sanitation-related diseases. Cases of diarrhoea and water-borne diseases, respiratory infection, and skin diseases have already been reported.
Humanitarian and development organisations on the ground will be critical to providing urgent support for displaced and affected populations including shelter, sanitation and hygiene, safe drinking water and in the long-term recovery that will be required for people to restore their homes and agricultural livelihoods.
Please find out more about the valuable efforts of our members and how you can contribute to their responses below.
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You can be assured that your support to any member listed below will meet identified needs on the ground. The standards by which ACFID members make appeals for donations are set by ACFID’s Code of Conduct. This includes a responsibility to provide clear information to their donors on the emergency and the work they are doing with affected communities.
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ACFID members responding
Heavy seasonal rainfall and consequent floods across several major geographic areas of Pakistan have so far killed over 1,300 people and left 33 million people homeless. Severe food shortages, lack of shelter, contaminated drinking water and hazardous travel will result in ongoing hardship for families, women and children. ADRA is currently assessing the needs but is responding immediately by providing food packages to vulnerable families and establishing safe drinking water distribution points.
Anglican Relief and Development Fund Australia
In response to the destruction brought about by the recent flooding in Pakistan, Anglican Relief and Development Fund Australia is working with local Christian entities to give flood relief to vulnerable communities without discrimination. We are working with the Christian Hospital Tank (a mission hospital with a focus on serving vulnerable people, serving 40000 people annually), and the Diocese of Peshawar (with vast experience in delivering emergency relief). Our partners serve in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, a remote area greatly affected by the floods but largely overlooked in the distribution of flood relief.
Pakistan Floods Emergency Appeal – CARE’s highest priority is supporting women, children and people with disabilities as well as the
650,000 pregnant women in the area. We are working directly and with partner organisations in Pakistan to deliver immediate emergency assistance
including: food, tents and shelters, sanitation and hygiene items, child survival kits, safe spaces for women and children. And once the initial response phase is over, we will be supporting the recovery process and helping families rebuild what they’ve lost and build resilience to future shocks and emergencies.
Caritas Australia is supporting its partners on the ground to respond to torrential rain and flash flooding in Pakistan, which has displaced over 7.9 million people. Our partners are providing lifesaving humanitarian assistance including temporary and emergency shelter, hygiene supplies, food distributions, clean water, and healthcare services to support those displaced and affected by the floods. Your support today can help provide urgent support to communities affected by the catastrophic floods.
In Pakistan, five times the average rainfall has resulted in devastating flooding throughout the country. There are reports of almost 1000 people losing their lives, and 3.4 million children are estimated to have been impacted. UNICEF teams are working with the government and partners to deliver urgently needed medicine, vaccines, water and sanitation supplies.
Already, we have provided 8,000 people access to safe drinking water and delivered soap to 7,000 families, but more is needed to support the needs of children and their families affected by this crisis.
Australians understand the impacts of natural disaster and are incredibly compassionate and generous. Unfortunately, if we are not smart in how we do that, we can actually cause more problems for the Ukranian people.
Unrequested goods such as food, clothing and medicines sent to countries experiencing crises consistently end up in landfill. Unrequested goods block valuable space at ports and airports and can prevent vital aid getting through. Cash is fast, flexible, and is used to meet the immediate and changing needs of those affected.
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