At least 1,136 people have been killed as a results of flooding in Pakistan since June. The country has been hit with extreme monsoon rainfall – more than twice the monthly average. People are surviving without clean water, food and shelter.
More than a third of the country is completely submerged by the heaviest recorded rainfall in a decade. The floods have submerged vital infrastructure and farmland, killing livestock and destroying two million acres of crops.
About 33 million people have been affected, with one million homes destroyed, the UN has estimated.
The Disasters Emergency Committee brings together 15 leading UK aid charities, raising funds to quickly and effectively respond to overseas disasters.
Eleven DEC charities are responding to the emergency in Pakistan, either directly or through local partners, and have been among those helping to save lives and provide emergency relief. But they urgently need funds in order to reach more people, particularly with conditions expected to worsen as the rains continue.
The immediate priorities are providing temporary shelter, emergency food support and clean drinking water. DEC charities are coordinating closely with the local authorities and UN agencies to help in ways that best address the needs of those affected.
- £10 could provide essential hygiene supplies for two people
- £50 could provide emergency shelter for two families
- £100 could provide emergency food for two families for a month