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Pakistan floods: six months on

It is now six months since the devastating floods in Pakistan. Since then, Concern Worldwide has helped one million people who were affected by this disaster.

Devastation

The floods were the worst in the country’s history, affecting over 20 million people.

Road, rail and communication networks were destroyed. Livestock, crops and seed banks were washed away. 1.7 million homes were damaged or destroyed and 3.2 million hectares of agricultural land were flooded. 

Emergency response

Concern has been working in Pakistan for eight years. The floods led to our largest ever emergency response in the country. 

From Haiti to Pakistan

Our work in Pakistan is being led by Áine Fay, who is no stranger to working in an emergency situation. She has worked with Concern for 29 years, and recently spent six months working with our emergency team in Haiti

Reaching one million

Speaking about our response to the floods, Áine said:

Over the last six months, Concern has met the needs of over one million people by providing emergency supplies of food, household items, hygiene kits, water, debris removal kits and health assistance. 

We are now focused on enabling those affected to return to their normal lives. We’re targeting over 220,000 people through our recovery projects. 

Critical to Concern’s swift and effective response in Pakistan has been its established relationships with 36 local partner organisations. These groups assisted us with over two-years’ solid groundwork and intense preparation for dealing with major disasters such as this.

Read Concern Worldwide's frequency asked questions about our response to the floods in Pakistan.