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Floods causing destruction in Pakistan. Photo: Caritas Pakistan

Pakistan Floods

 

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.

 

Nearly 75% of Pakistan has been affected by floods

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Floods have affected millions across Pakistan. Photo: Caritas Pakistan
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Caritas Pakistan assesses the damage from the floods. Photo: Caritas Pakistan

495,259 houses have been damaged or destroyed

The impact of the floods in Pakistan

Over 33 million people have been affected, and over a thousand have died. 

  • Out of 160 districts in the country, 116 have declared a state of emergency
  • 23,900 schools have been damaged
  • 1460 health facilities have closed
  • 13,000 kilometres of roads have been rendered unusable
  • Right now, 600,000 people are living in temporary relief camps. 

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. 

 

 

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Many livestock have been affected by the floods. Photo: Caritas Pakistan

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Why did the Floods Happen in Pakistan?

A dangerous combination of factors has combined to create the perfect storm for deadly flooding in Pakistan: 

  1. Some of the highest ever recorded temperatures earlier this year 
  2. A damaging drought which has hardened the soil
  3. Highest recorded rainfall in decades 

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 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 estimated to have caused $30 billion of damage. You can read about our response to the floods here. 

You can help support the flood response in Pakistan

Access to clean water

Emergency shelter for displaced families

Hygiene supplies

Food rations for flood-affected families

How to help people impacted by the Pakistan floods 

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. 

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