The floods in Pakistan have had a devastating effect on the lives of millions.
Your support today can help provide urgent support to communities affected by the catastrophic floods.
Over 33 million people have been affected, and over a thousand have died.
Almost the entirety of Balochistan and Sindh, which are the two worst hit provinces, are facing a humanitarian disaster. You can read more about the effects of the floods in our update here.
Caritas Australia's partners are responding to support flood-affected communities who need immediate assistance.
Your generous support to the appeal can help provide emergency support to help families recover and rebuild from disaster.
Due to climate change a dangerous combination of factors has combined to create the perfect storm for deadly flooding in Pakistan:
The combination of parched, hardened soil, followed by an immediate, brutal rainfall meant that the ground is unable to absorb and contain the water. This climate catastrophe has led to floods on an unprecedented scale.
The Pakistani government describes the 2022 flood event as the worst in the nation's history. The catastrophic floods are estimated to have caused $30 billion of damage.
Your donation to the flood appeal will help provide food distribution, shelter, medicine and hygiene supplies.
The humanitarian situation is likely to deteriorate further as water now covers over one third of the country. This means that water borne diseases will be on the rise.
The health situation has been described as bleak and access issues continue to make it harder to distribute lifesaving aid and health supplies. The existing infrastructure is unable to cope with the extra weight and water from the flash floods and rain-induced landslides.
It is getting harder for vulnerable communities to access health, food security, shelter and sanitation. Women and children are especially vulnerable.
Right now, at least 3.4 million girls and boys are in need of immediate support.
Donate to the Pakistan flood appeal now to help provide urgent food, water, shelter and medicine.
The funds raised through this appeal will be used to provide immediate and longer-term humanitarian assistance to communities affected by floods in Pakistan. Where this is not possible, the funds will be used to provide immediate and longer-term development and humanitarian assistance to communities affected by crises and poverty across the world. If any excess funds remain after a crisis, or if there are changes in circumstances beyond our control that limit our ability to use the funds, they are kept in the Emergency Response Appeal so that we can respond to ongoing development needs and future crises across all our regions.