Emergency in Pakistan
Over 4.2 million people have been affected by the deadly floods in Pakistan in the worst climate disaster in a decade. Unprecedented heavy monsoon continues to devastate and displace vulnerable communities across the country. One million people have lost their houses, and the death toll from the five weeks of rains has reached 903, half of whom are children and women.
The devastating floods exacerbate the country’s already-struggling financial crisis. Some 12 million acres of crops have been overtaken by flood waters, ruining the harvest season and decimating food supplies.
The Islamic Relief global community has had an ongoing emergency effort to help survivors since early August, and the Islamic Relief Pakistan is on the ground to get aid to those who need it most. Your donation right now can be a part of this important effort. Donate to IRUSA’s Pakistan Humanitarian Aid fund to send relief, and stay tuned to this page for updates to come.
We Need YOUR Help
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better Pakistan a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$50 can provide essentials to survivors
$100 can provide food aid to families in need
$250 can help support efforts to replace damaged crops
$500 can provide tools and resources to rebuild damaged and destroyed homes
Focus on Pakistan
Pakistan has the fifth largest population in the world. The country is sorely affected by political and economic volatility as well as natural disasters caused by climate change, both of which have led to food insecurity and chronic poverty. Marginalized groups, especially children, lack proper access to essential services. And Covid-19 has only exacerbated the situation.
On top of that, temperatures have been rising across the country since mid-March and heatwaves have resulted in drought-like conditions (ironically, flooding, like that of this current emergency, is common in areas that suffer from drought because the ground cannot absorb the rain fast enough, causing the rain to run over). In certain parts of the country, agriculture is a main source of income. Without access to water, the livestock suffer and people’s livelihoods are at risk. Islamic Relief has implemented responses to help families affected, and these include access to water; the provision of drought resilient crops and animal fodder for livestock; and health interventions regarding nutrition
Islamic Relief’s Dedication to Pakistan
Islamic Relief has served in Pakistan since 1992, and continues to provide humanitarian and development assistance in the country today.
A few of our interventions include:
- Food aid
- Access to clean and safe water
- Healthcare for blindness and Hepatitis C, as well as neonatal and pediatric care
- Emergency response for the effects of climate change including drought and floods, as well as Covid-19
- Building sustainable livelihoods including innovative microfinancing plans to help low-income families start businesses
- Widow empowerment
What happens when you join the fundraising movement?
When you make the decision to help fundraise for the effort, you go beyond just thoughts and prayers. This increased IMPACT is priceless, because it means we’re able to meet more needs of those who are waiting for us to lend a helping hand.
And if you're reading this message, it's because you want to go beyond the call the duty. For you, it's not enough to just keep those children in your thoughts and prayer. You want to double your impact by helping to sponsor these emergency efforts and helping deliver aid to those affected by creating a fundraising page. Get started by creating your page today!
We’re so glad you came. Just scroll to the top of the page and click "become a fundraiser" to setup your page and start promoting to your network via e-mail, social media, and your preferred messaging app. Even with a goal as small as $50, you can provide urgent food aid for families.
"The best among you are those who bring greatest benefits to many others"
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him).
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