Monsoons Bring Devastation
Extreme monsoon weather and flash floods have wreaked havoc across Pakistan, with over 300 deaths and hundreds of people injured. The province of Balochistan, in the south-west of the country, has borne the brunt, with more than 120 deaths reported – including 46 children - and 13,000 homes damaged. Agricultural land was destroyed; 600 schools were damaged; bridges and major roads were swept away and two dams collapsed in the Tobar Kakar Mountain range.
Pakistan regularly suffers heavy floods during the monsoon season but this year’s weather has been even more destructive. After an extreme heatwave, the nation recorded 60% of its total monsoon rainfall in just three weeks. The country is listed as the most vulnerable on the Global Climate Risk Index, and a population in which a quarter already live in extreme poverty or are undernourished is now suffering even more devastating impacts of climate change.
Alleviate the Suffering
According to authorities in Pakistan, at least 150k people in Balochistan require humanitarian assistance and 18 out of its 26 districts have been declared calamity-hit areas. Islamic Help’s long-established team in Pakistan will distribute emergency aid to some of the most affected. Your donations will provide emergency food, shelter, clothing and medicines, and alleviate the suffering of those who have lost their loved ones, their homes and livelihoods.