Pakistan still recovering after mass flooding submerged one third of the country.
Catastrophic floods devastated Pakistan in June 2022. At least 1,200 people were killed and more than 33 million were affected as entire communities were swept away. Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless and left exposed to the elements.
The Government of Pakistan declared a national emergency and estimated that one third of the country – an area larger than the state of Victoria – was under water.
CARE and our partners have responded in all the affected areas, providing lifesaving relief supplies including food, shelter, sanitation and hygiene items and child survival kits. We have set up safe spaces for women and children and are supporting the recovery process and helping families rebuild what they’ve lost.
Your donation to our Global Emergency Fund means we can immediately provide lifesaving aid and services to those who need them most.
What is the situation in Pakistan?
Monsoon rains caused devastation across as much as one third of the country. At least 1,200 people were killed and thousands were made homeless. The heavy rains that followed made the situation worse and worse.
Families were left in urgent need of lifesaving items like lifejackets, clean water, food, shelter, health assistance, as well as access to sanitation and hygiene, protection, cash assistance, livelihoods support.
What is CARE Australia doing to help?
CARE is present in all the affected areas and our highest priority is supporting women, children and people with disabilities. We are working directly and with partner organisations in Pakistan to deliver immediate emergency assistance including: food, tents and shelters, sanitation and hygiene items, child survival kits and safe spaces for women and children.
Following the initial emergency response phase, CARE is supporting the recovery of flood-affected communities by rehabilitating or constructing permanent shelters, water supply systems, household latrines and schools. CARE also plans to conduct livelihood activities, and to support the education sector through the provision of teaching and learning material.
How long has CARE been working in Pakistan?
CARE has been working in Pakistan since 2005, contributing towards mitigating the impact of disasters through our humanitarian action programs. We work in some of the most remote and logistically challenging areas of Pakistan to address the underlying causes of poverty, with a special focus on women, children and the most marginalised people.
Can I donate physical items to help those in need?
It’s natural to want to donate things like clothes, blankets, toys for kids or other helpful things that you may have. And whilst that’s extremely kind and thoughtful, there are a number of reasons why CARE Australia is unable to accept donations of physical goods or items. Transportation and shipment of goods is a costly exercise at the financial burden of CARE Australia.
The best way to help is through financial contributions, which can be used immediately to purchase critically-needed items locally – this helps people faster and also supports local businesses and suppliers.
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Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
CARE will use donations to our Global Emergency Fund to provide emergency relief and services to those who need them most. This will help the world’s most vulnerable people prepare for, and recover from, emergencies and disasters.
Monthly donation will go to emergency relief & preparedness activities where it is needed most.
Top: CARE and our partners are providing lifesaving relief to those who’ve lost everything. Image: © Maryam Imtiaz/CARE