PAKISTAN FLOOD RELIEF
The monsoon rains and heavy flood in the Sutlej River have displaced over 380,000 poor people – most of whom are women and children in 7 districts of Punjab province. Besides causing heavy damages to community infrastructure in hundreds of villages, over 160,000 acres of farmland with standing crops are inundated by flood water. The affected families are in desperate need of food, water, hygiene supplies and essential non-food items.
Heavy Monsoon rains and flooding in the Sutlej River have affected seven districts in Pakistan’s Punjab Province – Kasur, Okara, Bahawalpur, Pakpattan, Vehari, Bahawalnagar and Lodhran. Over 380,000 people – majority of whom are women and children have been displaced and are taking refuge on the highways and temporary camps with severe lack of basic amenities including food, water and health & hygiene supplies. Around 160,000 acres of farmland with standing crops have been submerged and several hundred villages inundated with flood water, causing further damage, loss of livelihoods and food insecurity to the affected communities.
Many areas of Pakistan are still recovering from the devastation of extreme monsoon rains and floods in 2022, which submerged nearly one-third of the country and killed more than one thousand people.
The Government of Punjab has established relief camps for flood-affected internally displaced persons (IDPs) in affected districts. Most of these camps have been set up in the government school buildings and are sheltering around 10,000 persons, the majority of whom are women and children.
Muslim Response USA is on the ground in Pakistan and providing hot meals, water, food supplies, nonfood items and hygiene supplies to flood affected families in Khairpur Tamewali, District Bahawalpur.