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Charity is responding on the ground as more flooding is expected to hit the country
Heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan have caused flash floods and landslides that have resulted in over 400 deaths including 77 children. Some 500 people have been injured with homes and infrastructure damaged in Baluchistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.
Islamic Relief is on the ground and already working with local communities to assess how best to support affected families, who urgently need food, shelter, bedding and hygiene items.
Pakistan has seen extremely heavy rainfall during the monsoon season resulting in catastrophic flash flooding across the country.
The situation has deteriorated over the last couple of days and reports from authorities have confirmed that over 34,000 homes, 977km of road infrastructure and 61 bridges have been destroyed. Flood warnings remain in place as heavier downpour is expected in the coming days.
Tufail Hussain, Director of Islamic Relief UK Said: “With more floods expected to hit Pakistan in the coming days, some of the most vulnerable communities will be affected. This is a race against time to help people who have lost their homes and means to make a living.
“We urgently appeal to people to support this emergency appeal so we can reach as many people as possible. Unfortunately, we are seeing the reality of climate change hitting the poorest and least responsible.”
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Islamic Relief is a faith-inspired, development and humanitarian agency working to transform and save the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in over 40 countries. Islamic Relief assists people according to need and does not discriminate in any way.
Set up in Birmingham in 1984 by a group of volunteers, we have assisted over 117 million people all over the world. We’re saving lives and empowering people to lift themselves out of poverty in over 40 countries – from Bangladesh to Bosnia, Pakistan to Palestine, Kenya to Kosovo. Islamic Relief is on the ground in some of the world’s most dangerous and difficult places – including Syria and Yemen – strengthening the most marginalised communities to withstand conflict and natural disasters and to build a brighter future. We also support vulnerable people in the UK in partnership with local charities and organisations.