One of the most regular and deadly natural calamities is flooding. Devastating monsoon floods this year, in contrast to previous years, served as a sobering reminder that Pakistan is currently experiencing the effects of a climate emergency. The need for urgent but well-coordinated humanitarian aid and response is prompted by the rise in casualties, financial losses, and damage to infrastructure and means of subsistence that have a significant impact on the most vulnerable population.
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DEADLY MONSOON IMPACTED 33 MILLION IN PAKISTAN
According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 33 million people in Pakistan are are being drastically impacted since June 14.
Sixty-six districts, including 31 in Balochistan, 23 in Sindh, 9 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and 3 in Punjab, have been officially declared as calamity hit by the Pakistani government.
The NDMA also reported that over 218,000 houses have been destroyed and another 452,000 have been damaged. More than 793,900 livestock, a vital source of food and a livelihood for many families, have perished. At least 304,000 acres in Balochistan, 178,000 acres in Punjab, and roughly 1.54 million acres in Sindh are among the 2 million acres of crops and orchards that have also been impacted. Further, over 3,000 km of roads and 145 bridges have been partially or totally destroyed. Infrastructure damage has made the humanitarian situation worse because it makes it harder for people to travel to markets, hospitals, or other essential services or to flee to safer areas. It also makes it harder to deliver aid to those in need.
BALOCHISTAN- WORST HIT
More than 234 people died as a result of flooding, in Balochistan alone which is the poorest province in Pakistan’s southwest. A total of 23,000 livestock animals perished, 3,500 homes were completely destroyed, and an additional 10,000 or more were damaged. Moreover, the province’s floods destroyed many roads and bridges, including some that connected Balochistan’s cities to those in the adjacent province of Sindh.
Millions of people in Pakistan who are stranded and cut off are experiencing a food and water crisis. Moreover, high levels of bacteria and parasites in floodwater can cause sickness and disease. Without prompt assistance and involvement, the situation could get worse and develop into a major humanitarian catastrophe. Hence, your donation is essential to saving lives.
In order to prevent vulnerable individuals from continuing to experience the devastating effects of flash floods, ATI is concentrated on assisting communities in recovering from the disaster as rapidly as possible. Our teams are assisting families who have lost their homes, livelihoods, and even loved ones all at once by distributing emergency food boxes, cooked meals, and drinking water in the worst-affected areas of Balochistan and South Punjab.
WHERE DOES YOUR CHARITY DONATION GO?
Thanks to your support, we were able to deliver 250 packs to residents of Union council Dhap shumali in Thatha Balochan village as well as to those who are residing in tents along Chasma Road.
Due to the extensive rain, many areas’ sewer systems are now congested, forcing people to cross unclean water that has accumulated in the streets and roads before arriving at their destinations. Hence, our team is on the ground giving crucial emergency aid to the hundreds of thousands who have been rendered helpless by this catastrophe.
Flash floods in Musa Khel, Balochistan, and Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, claimed the lives of up to 19 persons, while nine bodies were recovered by rescuers. Moreover, the severe rains caused hundreds of buildings to collapse and swept away a dam in Musa Khel, Balochistan. Therefore, to provide emergency relief to the flood victims, our team has been working tirelessly in Punjab and Balochistan and distributed emergency kits to 150 people until now.
HOW YOU CAN HELP?
The persistent rainy conditions raise the possibility of a worsening of the situation. Therefore, we are in critical need of your help to prepare ourselves. Please help us with this urgent situation. Give right away to our Pakistan Floods Relief.
Please donate generously!