The recent heavy rainfalls have resulted in devastating floods across Pakistan,
- 1355 Deaths and 12722 injured,
- 949,858 houses damaged
- 1,712,514 livestock died,
- 6,688 km of road with 145 bridges damaged.
- Total 116 Districts have been affected out of 160 districts in the Country;
- 5.7 million People are struggling to cope with the situation.
- Particularly in Balochistan and Sindh, leaving many villages submerged or destroyed, schools have been closed in both provinces. According to a report by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
- The magnitude of the flood disaster is so high that the Federal or Provincial Governments alone cannot fully restore the areas and help the Flood victims.
- Therefore, the Pakistan Government on Thursday August 25, 2022 officially declared a ‘National Emergency’ in light of the rain-induced floods which have so far killed 937 people, including 343 children, and left at least 30 million ( DAWN News August 26, 2022) without shelter.
- The devastating floods have left a trail of destruction in Pakistan, causing many to suffer the loss of their homes, livelihoods, and belongings. 72% of Pakistan is affected by floods, considered worst compare to 2010 floods.
- Pakistan Government has launched International Flash Appeal Through UN
- Provincial Governments declared calamity hit districts and separately requested UN office in Islamabad for assistance.
- KPK Province declares emergency in flood-hit areas
- Temporary Shelter/tents – Tarpaulin Sheets
- Hygiene supplies
- Safe Drinking Water
- Medical services – medicines
- Special needs of children, women and elderly
Caritas Pakistan teams are in the field assessment the situation, more information will available in coming days.
Caritas Pakistan Response
Caritas Pakistan launched Rapid Response Appeal through Caritas Internationalis on July 26, 2022. At that time death toll was 312 with 298 injured, 10,478 houses damaged, 1,736 livestock dead, more than 615 km road damaged and now situation is escalated and damages numbers are even tripled and continue rising.
Caritas Pakistan is receiving many requests from Archbishops/Bishops, Parishes, communities, Disaster Management Committees (DMCs), District Government and other stakeholders including CBOs and institutions.
Keeping in view the situation of affected communities, there is urgent needs of humanitarian assistance in shape of tents/shelter kits, food, WASH, health services and NFIs. Caritas Pakistan has planned to reach to partners through bilaterally in order to seek support for the affected communities.
Caritas Pakistan need additional support for 13500 addition to Rapid Response target, below is detail;
- Applicant: Appeal for Urgent Needs of Humanitarian Assistance to Flood Victims in Pakistan
- Duration: 3 months (Sep – Nov 2022)
- Beneficiaries: 13500 flood affected households
- Proposed Budget: PKR 322,641,638 (EUR 1,466,553)
Caritas Pakistan is requesting with the great hope for the solidarity and cooperation by making a contribution for any component / application for assisting the flood affected communities in Pakistan.