Since the last week of July 2013, torrential rains in Pakistan have resulted in severe flooding, causing the death of at least 80 people and the displacement of thousands as of 1 August. Five districts in Balochistan: Naseerabad, Jhal Magsi, Jaffarabad and Loralai, were hit, with Loralai and Jhal Magsi being among the worst affected areas.
Hundreds of homes have been washed away as a result of the flooding, leaving residents stranded and struggling to survive as the death toll rises. Heavy rains have also swept through over 187,000 acres of farmland and affected over 165,000 people in Rajanpur, devastating livelihoods for the foreseeable future.
Muslim Aid’s field office in Pakistan has begun carrying out needs assessments to prepare for a humanitarian response in the affected areas. Plans are also being made for the distribution of food, non-food items and shelter.
Muslim Aid is appealing to the general public to donate generously to supplement the Charity’s relief response so that sufficient and timely help in the form of food and non food items can be delivered.
An appeal will be held on ARY Digital on 5 August from 7:30pm to raise emergency funds necessary to provide the relief.