The monsoon season may be over in Pakistan, but the aftermath of the heavy rains continue to affect the country as flood water remains in many areas. The floods have caused widespread destruction, with 1700 deaths, 1.1 million livestock lost, and 2 million homes destroyed. The standing water also breeds water-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria, with over 132,000 confirmed cases since June 2022.
Over two million houses will need to be rehabilitated and reconstructed, while losses in the agriculture sector would contribute to food insecurity and malnutrition, especially among women, girls and children.
20.6 million people
in need of immediate humanitarian assistance
4.4 million acres
of crops destroyed
2 million homes
have been destroyed across
Phase 1: Your donations have reached Balochistan, Punjab, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Through our local IDRF team in Pakistan, we have wrapped up phase 1 of our Pakistan Emergency response , providing families with emergency food boxes and emergency kits which contain basic hygiene items such as soap, toothbrushes, female hygiene items, oral rehydration tabs, clean water filtration units, and solar lights. These kits also provide mosquito nets, blankets, pillows, mattresses, kitchen items, and livestock feed for families across the regions of Balochistan, Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Phase 2: Rebuild and Recover
Building off of our initial emergency response, IDRF will now be moving into the rebuild and recovery phase of our emergency response programming. Here are the ways you can help:
Provide one family in Sindh with a winter kit containing quilts, mattresses, food rations, and hygiene items
Medical Support for Expecting Mothers
In partnership with local hospitals, provide essential medical support for expecting mothers through mobile medical units in Jacobabad, Sindh to provide prenatal care to expecting mothers. They receive medical support, if needed, vitamins and food to ensure they remain healthy during and after their pregnancy.
Temporarily Learning Centres
Help build a temporary learning centre for children to continue their education. Students receive educational support in subjects such as language, math, and sciences.
Temporary Bamboo Shelter Reconstruction
Build a semi-permanent 14×14 bamboo shelter in Sindh. Each bamboo shelter contains two rooms and comes equipped with a washroom. The residents themselves will be paid to build the shelters, providing families with safe housing and a source of income for the community.
Permanent House Reconstruction
Build a full cement house in Sindh. Each house contains one room, with a washroom and a veranda, wherein the residents themselves will be paid to build the shelters themselves, providing families with safe housing and a source of income for the community.
Our Emergency Response Approach
Our response efforts in Pakistan include emergency first aid, food, health care support, water, hygiene, and sanitation items.
In phase 2, we focus on rebuilding the infrastructure of communities. This includes shelter rehabilitation and access to clean drinkable water.
Our recovery stage will enable businesses and schools to establish pre-disaster operations. We do this by supporting small businesses, reconstructing schools, and educational activities.
The last phase, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programs is establish within local communities. This will allow us to train teams on their environmental vulnerabilities to ensure that we are implementing strategies to prevent for any future natural disasters.