Pakistan Floods

Post a Comment » Written on August 25th, 2010     
Filed under: Disaster Relief
An update from our partner World Relief on our shared response to the Pakistan flooding…

Devastating floods have impacted as many as 20 million people in Pakistan. More than 2,000 people have died in the past month as floods have slowly impacted nearly a quarter of Pakistan’s countryside. The rains are continuing to fall.

With one set of crops already destroyed and a second planting season possibly disrupted by continuing floods, long term food shortages loom. Washed out roads and bridges make the delivery of aid difficult and will hamper reconstruction and rebuilding.

World Relief is partnering with Christian Reformed World Relief Committee and the Interfaith League Against Poverty (I-LAP), a Christian Pakistani organization with years of experience serving the poor and vulnerable in Pakistan.

I-LAP will serve 8,000 of Pakistan’s most vulnerable families—families who lost everything in the flooding and have nowhere else to turn for support. Initial outreach will include basic food provision to meet their daily needs. Emergency food kits will include lentils, flour, oil, sugar, salt and chili powder. Families will also receive tents, mosquito nets, kitchen sets and gas cooking stoves and hygiene kits.

In time, counseling services will be available to those who are experiencing trauma and post-traumatic stress symptoms.

World Relief and our partners are committed to serve the most vulnerable and meet the pressing needs.

Will you join us in supporting the people in Pakistan?

Covenant World Relief continues to collect donations for disaster response in Pakistan. Contact us for details.

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