Pakistan flood crisis
12 August 2010
The worst floods in Pakistan in 80 years have washed away homes, bridges, schools, water systems and medical facilities and left people hungry and vulnerable.
Flood survivors in Sindh, Pakistan, receive aid items funded by Caritas members. Many homes and crops in this region (Khairpur) were flooded. Caritas is providing the humanitarian aid--like sleeping mats, tarps, buckets, water purification tablets, and mosquito netting--to families whose homes were flooded. Caritas USA is also planning to build thousands of shelters for those whose homes are completely destroyed.
Fourteen million have been affected by monsoon rains which have caused raging torrents and high waters. Many of them have lost homes and don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The disruption to water supplies means people either go thirsty or risk falling ill through drinking dirty water.
As people seek refuge on any dry land they can find, Caritas has launched programmes to help provide them with shelter, water, food and medical help.
Read more about what we’re doing: Caritas blog | press release
View pictures from Pakistan
Videos from Pakistan
Interview with director of Caritas Pakistan
Read the life of a Caritas aid worker in the Pakistan floods
A Caritas distribution: Khursheed’s story
The challenge is massive and the people of Pakistan need your help in this time of need.
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