Charsadda has been turned upside down by the floods. Village upon village has simply been wiped away. So far, in this district, Concern Worldwide has distributed basic household items and hygiene kits to 19,880 people.
Nothing in living memory compares to the floods that hit Pakistan in the last days of July this year. Concern’s emergency team responded straight away, and this video shows some of ways we have helped so far.
I travelled to Shikarpur, in the Sindh Province of southern Pakistan. I travelled along the main road; all that lay ahead was water, under which entire villages lie – completely submerged, completely destroyed.
Dominic Crowley, Cormac Staunton, and Jennifer O'Gorman were interviewed for the Pat Kenny show on RTE Radio 1 last week. They talked about Concern’s use of technology, explaining the role it plays in making humanitarian work more efficient.
On Saturday 21 August, Jenn O'Gorman embarked on a journey to Islamabad, Pakistan. Her job in Pakistan will be to gather information about the floods and what Concern is doing to help those affected. This is her second post.
It’s almost a month since the floods hit Pakistan. Amidst all this devastation, families are desperately trying to regain some sort of normality in their lives, and we’re trying to get them the supplies they need.