More than 33 million people in Pakistan have been affected by monsoon conditions and heavy flooding over the last few weeks. Your help is needed urgently.
The situation in Pakistan is critical.
Monsoon rains and flooding over the last few weeks have killed more than 1,000 people - including 207 women and 348 children - and casualties continue to soar as the country experiences three times its national 30-year average rainfall.
The Pakistan Government have declared an emergency and are seeking help from the international community.
As the situation becomes more and more grave, there is no time to lose.
Accessibility is a major issue
The numbers of those killed and injured since the rains started in late June 2022 are being massively under-reported, as there are areas that cannot be reached as they are completely cut off.
Lines of communication, including cellular network and internet connectivity, are also down in these badly affected regions so the scale of the destruction is far worse than the official numbers reflect.
Approximately one million houses, 3,451km of roads and 149 bridges have been damaged significantly by the floods and the population's access to essential goods and services has been severely impeded.
By donating today, you can help to alleviate the suffering of the Pakistani people.
How is Concern responding?
Concern is responding to the situation in Balochistan, Sindh and Punjab, offering cash assistance to enable extremely vulnerable families to buy critical items for daily use.
Those affected are using the cash to buy food, dry rations, tarpaulins and makeshift tents, as well as using it for essential medications and transportation where possible.
Our plan is to scale up our response on the ground, and we would welcome any support you can give us so that we can help people in Pakistan when and where they need it most.
“There are financial service providers established in Pakistan where we can provide cash directly to people, so they can buy food or amenities that they need and that are available in the markets," says Lucia Ennis, Concern's Regional Director in Asia.
“We also intend to work with our local partners providing primary health services through mobile medical health camps. These will deliver maternal health services, screening for malnutrition and awareness raising on health & nutrition."
Lucia adds: “Because of the floods and lack of sanitary facilities there is a very high likelihood of incidents of ‘water borne’ diseases, therefore Concern takes a community driven approach with both personal & environment hygiene promotion to protect the health of the population at risk. We also provide basic hygiene awareness, distribute soap, and also water treatment purification tablets for safe drinking water.
“During the flood emergency there is unavailability of proper food, water and sanitation and there is a real lack of adequate facilities and materials, especially for women and adolescent girls during their menstruating period.
"Concern supports them in managing their most basic needs at this time through the provision of menstrual hygiene awareness information and providing menstrual hygiene management kits, containing reusable cotton cloth, disposable pads, underwear, soap and a reusable bag.
"This will improve their dignity, health, knowledge and the confidence of adolescent girls and women at this challenging time."