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Catastrophic rainfall and flooding in Pakistan has destroyed 800,000 homes, and damaged more than 1.3 million others. At least 8.6 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance. The floods have resulted in nearly 1,700 deaths, and 12,900 injuries.

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 1.2 million livestock and affected nearly 4 million acres of crops.

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.