More than 20 million people have been affected by the severe flooding in Pakistan – a number greater than the total affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 northern Pakistan earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, COMBINED.
More than 893,000 households have been damaged or destroyed – these families have lost everything. And yet the rains and the devastation continue. Relief International’s teams are providing clean water, food, shelter, hygiene kits, emergency medical supplies and health services to 100,000 families in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KPK), Baluchistan and Punjab provinces.
The monsoon rainfall has caused the worst floods in living memory of Pakistan, in what are being termed as “Floods of the Century”. Flash floods and river valley floods have devastated large parts of the country.
The scale of this disaster can be gauged from the numbers affected by these floods. 1 in every 10 Pakistanis has been directly affected. There has been widespread devastation of roads, bridges, homes, crops, livestock, and displacement of millions of people including women and children. It is a mammoth task to provide immediate relief and to help communities rebuild their lives.