Emergency relief and reconstruction after the flood disaster in Pakistan
It is the worst flood disaster in Pakistan's history. More than 1,700 people died after heavy rainfall in the summer, and over 33 million people have been affected by the massive flooding. They lost their homes, property, fields, crops, livestock. Roads, bridges, health facilities have been destroyed. The need for humanitarian aid - also in light of infectious diseases and the threat of hunger - is still enormous weeks after the disaster. Together with our partner organizations SRSO and H.E.L.P., we are supporting the people in the particularly hard-hit province of Sindh and providing urgently needed aid.
Torrential rains and flooding in the summer of 2022 turned into the worst flood disaster in Pakistan's history. The effects are still devastating months later. Over 1,700 people lost their lives in the floods, and more than 12,000 people suffered injuries (as of November 2022). Landslides and flash floods swept away houses, roads and bridges, cutting off villages from any help. More than 33 million people have been affected by the floods. Millions of people had to leave their homes and are now living in the open or in emergency shelters. Especially in the south of Pakistan, in the province of Sindh, the water is still standing - a breeding ground for infectious diseases. Diarrhea, typhoid, cholera and malaria are spreading, endangering even more lives. Hunger is also looming. Fields and crops have been destroyed, livestock have died. Many people have lost their livelihoods and income opportunities. The need for medical care, food, clean drinking water, relief supplies and shelter is immense.
To support vulnerable families affected by the floods in Sindh province to ensure their survival and alleviate the greatest need.
Through our partner SRSO ...
- we distribute cash to vulnerable families
- we provide food packages (with flour, rice, oil, salt, etc.)
- we distribute tents and tarpaulins to people who have no shelter
- we distribute hygiene products and mosquito nets
- we distribute water purification tablets and jerry cans
- mobile medical teams treat the suffering people and provide essential medicines.
Through our partner H.E.L.P. ...
- we help families whose houses were destroyed by the floods to build new housing.
Area: 796.095 km²
Population: c. 225.2 m
Partner: Sindh Rural Support Organization (SRSO); Health, Education and Literacy Programme (H.E.L.P.)
Donor: Germany's Relief Coalition (Akion Deutschlad Hilft - ADH), donations