EMERGENCY IN PAKISTAN: SEVERE FLOODING

WE ARE RESPONDING. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE DISASTER AND SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP.

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Severe monsoon flooding in Pakistan has left thousands of people with nowhere to live. The disaster has affected more than 33 million people.

The sheer scale of the flooding is disastrous – people’s homes have sunk in flood water or been swept away. Around 1 million houses have been damaged or destroyed, leaving behind millions in need of urgent shelter.

A ShelterBox response team is in Pakistan working to support thousands of people left with nowhere to live.

Our team is working to provide tents, water filters and carriers, mosquito nets, and solar lights. As winter approaches, we are also looking to provide blankets and sleeping mats.

Please donate today. Your support will provide lifesaving aid for families affected by flooding in Pakistan.

Any additional money raised will help ShelterBox provide emergency shelter to families affected by disaster around the world.

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KEY FACTS


ShelterBox response to Pakistan earthquake 2013

“The flood waters are fast and lethal, and they do not discriminate. They are sweeping away anything in their path including people, homes, and livelihoods – and the monsoon rains are expected to return through September”

This is the worst flooding in Pakistan since 2010 when ShelterBox responded.

Rainfall nationwide has been 2.87 times higher than the national 30-year average.

Some provinces have received more than five times as much rainfall, and the continued rain is making access into flood affected areas incredibly difficult.

1.5 million tents have been requested by the Pakistani government.

Access to remote areas is already difficult as communication lines are down and 150 bridges have been destroyed.

In 2010, ShelterBox supported 40,000 people in Pakistan after the worst flooding the country had seen in 80 years.

ShelterBox has responded to crisis in Pakistan two other times, in 2008 and 2013, following major earthquakes.

Climate change is increasing the risk of floods globally, putting millions of people at risk and making coastal and low-lying areas more vulnerable.

ABOUT PAKISTAN


Pakistan is located in South Asia. It borders with India, China, Afghanistan and Iran.

Pakistan has a varied climate and geography, with vast mountain ranges in the north, an area of desert in the west and the Indus River plain in the centre.

Communities in Pakistan have suffered from severe flooding many times in the past. Most notably, the 2011 floods happened as people were still trying to recover from the 2010 monsoon floods that affected 18 million people.

We Are Responding


We are focusing our attention on the most affected areas of Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

ShelterBox has a huge amount of experience supporting communities affected by flooding. We have responded to flooding at least 75 times since 2000, providing emergency aid and support to tens of thousands of families around the globe.

In fact, our largest response to flooding was in Pakistan in 2010, so we have experience working in-country.

Please donate today. Your support will provide lifesaving aid for families affected by flooding in Pakistan. Any additional money raised will help ShelterBox provide emergency shelter to families affected by disaster around the world.

DONATE NOW

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