Flooding in Pakistan

We are responding to severe flooding in Pakistan.

Please donate today to provide emergency shelter for families affected by disasters around the world.

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.

We have partnered with Islamic Relief Pakistan to support thousands of people left with nowhere to live. Aid includes tents, water filters and carriers, mosquito nets, and solar lights.

Our changing climate is creating an unprecedented need for emergency shelter around the world.

More devastating floods, more extreme storms and scorching droughts will force millions more people from their homes, and make more places in our world unliveable.

Please donate today. Your support will provide emergency shelter for families affected by flooding in Pakistan and other disasters around the world.



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.


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

Our initial emergency response is supporting thousands of people in Sindh with tents and household items. We have delivered training on how to use our equipment and tents.

For our second project, we are planning to help thousands more people with cash assistance. Cash empowers local communities to make choices about hiring skilled labour and the materials they need to rebuild their homes. It will be distributed alongside household items provided by Islamic Relief.

Please donate today. Your support will provide emergency shelter for families affected by disaster around the world.




Naimat, a father of six, moved to a village in Dadu, Sindh, after he married. He decided to live in the village so his wife can be near her family. Naimat started farming in the area and established a small grocery shop.

The monsoon floods this year perished all the crops he had grown and demolished his shop and house. Naimat is left with nothing but debris and an open sky to live in. He lost all his belongings and had nothing to feed his family with. He has now gathered all that he has and started a tuck shop on a pushcart where his son is helping him to regain subsistence.



Father of four Abdul lives in a demolished village in Dadu district, Sindh, Pakistan. He has worked as a farmer since his childhood which is his ancestral profession, but this year’s floods destroyed his house and perished all his crops leaving him with nothing.

The family have been living under the open sky where the temperatures fall below 15 degrees during winter. After receiving ShelterBox aid, Abdul and his family were joyful to have a roof over their heads. The young ones, who were afraid of going to the toilet at night were excited to use the solar lights. The family is now able to have clean drinking water which has given them hope.



Maryam was only 23 when her husband passed away. Widowed at a young age, she is left with her only daughter Zainab who is now four years old. They live in the Sindh Province of Pakistan. Maryam’s elderly father is the only one looking after his daughter and granddaughter.

Like several others, these three lost their home to the floods, left with nothing but hope. The family had to sleep under trees with no light, shelter, or clean drinking water. The fear of a wild animals or a snake kept Maryam awake all night. Malaria has been spreading alarmingly in the area due to stagnant water.


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