Pakistan is currently facing the greatest catastrophe since its creation in 1947. The floods of 2010 have affected more than 13.8 million people, which is more than the combined total of the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. (UN Estimate)
The floods began in July 2010 after extremely heavy monsoon rains. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is the worst affected, but almost the entire Pakistan is suffering, as can be seen from the map.
The Pakistanis are facing an uphill task to reach out to the victims and help them. The flood victims are shelter-less living under open skies with monsoon still continuing. They have no food, water or clothing. Water borne diseases are now spreading and they have no medicines.
The Al Huda Welfare Team has been one of the first to respond to the floods. Cooked food, water cans, ration, clothing and medicines have been distributed. They have been active in the following areas and more reports are coming in from other areas:
- Zandi Camp
- Khat Kalay
- Bella Camp
- Pir Piai
- Pir Piai Camp
For details regarding relief efforts in these areas, please see the reports on the Al Huda Relief Efforts Portal. Al Huda is also trying to arrange a helicopter service for food distribution in totally water covered areas. The devastation is beyond imagination. Whatever is being done in not enough, a lot more needs to be done and we need help. If aid is not provided to these shelter-less people, they will die! Act Now to Save Lives! Donate Now!
For more information and updated reports see the Portal.