Pakistan Floods

Note: The following appeal is now closed.  You can support our ongoing work by donating to the Canadian Red Cross

 

Monsoon rains and floods are causing widespread damage in Pakistan.  To date, around 7.5 million people have been affected, many losing their homes and livelihoods.  Making the situation even worse, some of the areas affected are still recovering from last year’s flooding, including Sindh province which is once again one of the worst hit areas.

The risk of disease is high as 300,000 people have fled to temporary relief camps but are living in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions.

The Pakistan Red Crescent Society, which has branches and volunteers across the country, has been working around the clock to provide essential services to survivors.  This includes reaching over 14,000 families with emergency medical assistance, clean drinking water, food and other relief items including tents, hygiene kits and cooking equipment. 

The Canadian Red Cross has been working in Pakistan since 2005 and has a strong relationship with the Pakistan Red Crescent.  A roster of trained delegates and pre-positioned supplies are ready to be deployed if needed.

Canadians wishing to help support flood response activities are encouraged to contribute by donating online, calling 1-800-418-1111 or contacting their local Red Cross office. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Red Cross, earmarked “Pakistan Floods 2011” and mailed to the Canadian Red Cross National Office, 170 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2P2.