Flooding in Pakistan

As many as 3 million people in Pakistan have been affected by extensive flash flooding caused by severe monsoon season rains — the worst flooding in the region since 1929. The flooding has killed more than a thousand people and caused widespread damage that has forced villagers in remote regions to flee their homes.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC), a global leader in humanitarian assistance, is on the ground providing aid to survivors of the flooding. You can read about IRC’s emergency response efforts here [http://www.theirc.org/news/irc-ground-flood-ravaged-pakistan-situation-desperate-9144]. Here is the dedicated donation page: https://www.theirc.org/donate/help-rescue-lives-pakistan/?ms=bl_zzzz_zzz_zzzz_rf_10zzzz]

The IRC has been providing lifesaving aid in Pakistan for 30 years. They are already working in the areas hit hardest by the floods, including Charsadda, Kohat, Lower Dir, Nowshera, Tank, Mardan and Swat. Last year, many of these same areas were affected by fighting between militants and government forces that uprooted millions of people.

The IRC will also focus on providing clean water, sanitation, shelter and essential supplies to those who have fled the rising waters. With our robust network of local staff and partners already on the ground — and decades of experience responding to emergencies in Pakistan — the IRC is well-positioned to help families in dire need.


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  1. Sher Zaman

    The role of IRC is immense in dissemination of relief goods and other forms of assistance to the disaster hit areas and people.