People Lose Their Livelihoods To Floods Yet Again
More than 1,500 people have died in Pakistan following torrential rain. Many schools, homes, farms and roads have simply been swept away by the masses of water. Several million people have been displaced and lost their livelihoods. The floods have been ongoing since July 2022. Besides infrastructure, crops have also been destroyed. A large number of livestock have been killed and farmland has been severely damaged. The floods could have devastating consequences for the food security in the country.
Around 33 million people have been affected by the heavy rainfall and its impacts. The flooding, flash floods and landslides were caused by above-average monsoon rainfall in Pakistan within a very short period of time. Pakistan is one of the ten countries in the world most affected by climate change. Extreme weather events occur time and again.
Welthungerhilfe together with its local partner organizations is carrying out emergency relief measures in the provinces of Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. For example, affected people receive essential items such as mosquito nets, buckets with drinking water filters, kitchen utensils, jerry cans, solar lamps and hygiene items. We are also providing food kits and food vouchers. People who currently have to live on the streets receive plastic mats, tarpaulins and bamboo canes which they can use to build emergency shelters. Welthungerhilfe and its partners are also helping with the dewatering of cities and by supporting agriculture with seeds and tools.