How to help Pakistan as it battles relentless floods

The Pakistan’s wettest August since 1961 killed 1,300 people and swept away thousands of homes, displacing over 33 million people.

Relentless rains in Sindh and Balochistan provinces have overwhelmed entire communities, and the threat of cholera, dengue and other waterborne diseases looms large.

Local, national and international organizations are helping the country, including UNICEF, who said relief and rescue operations remain “extremely difficult” as “many communities are still cut off by floodwaters”. He says he has worked closely with the government and other partners to get children in affected areas the essential support they need as soon as possible.

In addition to UNICEF, here are some of the local, national and international efforts seeking your help to support flood victims in Pakistan.

The Citizens Foundation – Young Professionals Los Angeles

What he does: The Los Angeles Chapter of the Citizens Foundation is made up of social workers, philanthropists and community activists who strive to make a difference in the lives of young children through education. The chapter is part of a larger organization that funds schools and educational programs for underprivileged children in Pakistan.

How you can help: TCF school communities in Balochistan and Sindh have been overwhelmed by flooding, and other areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and South Punjab are at risk. Many schools in these areas are flooded or serve as refuge for displaced families. The organization established the TCF Flood Relief Appeal to help address immediate needs and fund repairs in the future. You can do a one-time or monthly monetary donation on the group’s website.

Direct relief

What he does: The Santa Barbara-based non-profit non-governmental organization mobilizes essential medicines, supplies and equipment to help disaster victims around the world.

How you can help: In August, Direct Relief prepared in shipment of 23 pallets containing chronic care drugs, trauma supplies, hygiene kits, anti-epileptic drugs, personal protective equipment and prenatal vitamins in Pakistan. The supplies will be distributed to public health facilities providing care to 33 million people who have been affected by widespread flooding. You can support the efforts of the organization by making a one-time or monthly monetary donation.

Islamic Relief USA

What he does: Islamic Relief USA leads relief efforts and works with other aid groups to deliver humanitarian aid more quickly and efficiently.

How you can help: In the coming year, Islamic Relief Plans to help rebuild Pakistan by rebuilding damaged homes and infrastructure, revitalizing the agricultural sector, creating shelters for women and children, and providing mental health services. It will also continue to support the country through food aid and cash assistance. To support these efforts, you can make a one-time or monthly monetary donation.

Shahid Afridi Foundation

What he does: This non-profit organization in Pakistan has chapters in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa. Its mission is to spread education, health services and access to water across Pakistan in order to empower disadvantaged communities.

How you can help: As part of the organization’s emergency response project, the group provided support to flood-affected people in Balochistan and Sindh. Ace of August. 24, the organization helped 4,000 households. The funding is used to provide people with non-perishable food, tents, clothing and other essentials. To support the emergency project, you can make a one-time or recurring monetary donation.

International Rescue Committee

What he does: Active in Pakistan since 1980, the International Rescue Committee recently launched an emergency response to provide immediate assistance to those affected.

How you can help: The latest IRC assessment shows people urgently need food, clean water, shelter and health care. The organization says that according to all respondents, women and girls do not have access to menstrual hygiene products. IRC was able to provide 50,000 women and girls with dignity and hygiene kits to meet this need. Since early July, it has also provided emergency supplies to nearly 950,000 people in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh. To support these efforts, IRC accepts monetary donations.

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