Unprecedented rainfall and flooding in Pakistan has destroyed or damaged more than 1.7 million homes. At least 6.4 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance. More than 1,400 people have died.
“We’re seeing families that have lost absolutely everything and are living amid floodwaters. Our initial focus is meeting the most urgent needs of impacted communities, including access to food and daily essentials such as soap, cooking supplies and warm blankets.”
—Caroline Duconseille, Humanity & Inclusion's country manager in Pakistan
Working in Pakistan since the early 1980s, Humanity & Inclusion's teams are working to get food and basic household goods, such as hygiene supplies, blankets and kitchen items, into the hands of people who have lost everything. We work especially hard to support people with disabilities, older people, and their families. The organization is also deploying psychological first aid teams to assess the needs of people displaced from their homes, and provide assistance.
All signs point to a long-term emergency response in Pakistan. It will take time to rebuild homes and repair damaged roads and bridges. Food insecurity is a major concern: catastrophic flooding has already killed more than 700,000 livestock and affected nearly 4 million acres of crops.
The following news outlets and organizations include Humanity & Inclusion on their lists of vetted organizations responding to the Pakistan floods: Atlanta Business Journal, CIDI, CNN, Fortune, Obama Foundation, PBS, and Time Out.
Any funds raised beyond the needs of our Pakistan emergency response will be used to support other vital programs around the world.