Humanity & Inclusion's teams are delivering food, cookware, blankets, soap and other emergency supplies to 600 families in two regions affected by catastrophic flooding in Pakistan.
Heavy monsoon rains caused flooding that left one-third of the country underwater. And some experts estimate that it could take six months for the waters to recede. In the wake of this climate disaster that has affected 33 million people and left 6.4 million in need of immediate assistance, Humanity & Inclusion launched an emergency response.
In its initial phase of intervention, Humanity & Inclusion completed assessments of more than 2,000 individuals in an effort to identify and prioritize people with the greatest needs. In the affected regions of Nowshera and Charsadda, 600 families displaced by the flooding are receiving food and basic household goods.
Food kits include:
- 88 pounds of wheat flour
- 22 pounds of rice
- 11 pounds of beans and legumes
- 11 pounds of sugar
- 1.5 gallons of vitamin-enriched ghee
- Packs of tea, biscuits and salt
Household supply kits include a variety of aluminum and steel cookware, dishes, and cutlery for preparing meals; buckets, sponges, and dish soap for cleaning and hygiene; and blankets, pillows and mattresses for sleeping.
"Flooding of this scale is unprecedented in Pakistan and requires an immediate emergency response,” says Caroline Duconseille, Humanity & Inclusion’s country manager for Pakistan. “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.”
Humanity & Inclusion is also deploying psychological first aid teams to assess the needs of displaced populations and provide assistance in coordination with national authorities. The organization is exploring possibilities to expand its response to include further districts and services.
HI in Pakistan
Humanity & Inclusion has been present in Pakistan since the early 1980s, implementing humanitarian projects across multiple districts, including an emergency response to flooding in 2010. Today, Humanity & Inclusion has a team of 31 staff members in Pakistan.