PAKISTAN FLOOD RELIEF
The monsoon rains and devastating flash floods across Pakistan have killed at least 1000 people including over 300 children, and injured hundreds, whereas the government authorities have issued warnings of further extreme monsoon downpours.
The ongoing monsoon rains and heavy floods have affected 15% of the population of Pakistan i.e. 30 million people, with thousands moving to relief camps for safety as their homes collapsed in the rain and flooding. Almost 500,000 homes have been fully destroyed or partially damaged. Particularly hard-hit is the impoverished southwestern Balochistan province, where around 350 people died in rain-related incidents and subsequent flooding. Since mid-June, when the monsoon began, over 3,000 kilometers of road, 130 bridges destroyed, over 790,000 livestock perished and around 4.2 million acres of crops have been destroyed increasing the risk of food insecurity.
In District Rajanpur, Tehsil Jampur, Rajanpur, and Rojhan are among the worst affected areas. Over 40,000 acres of land with standing crops are affected by heavy rains and floods. In addition, over 2000 houses are destroyed and affected and around 30,000 people displaced.
The District administration has established 14 relief camps for flood-affected internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Rajanpur. 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.