Six months on
Six months ago, over 12 million people had their homes damaged or
destroyed by the worst floods in Pakistan’s history. About 2,000 people
were killed and 20 million affected.
Since last July, only 5.8 million people have received assistance in
creating a shelter- that is less than half of those who lost their
Although most people have returned to their home areas from camps, many
have no habitable home and some areas are still too flooded or muddy to
Pakistan relies heavily on its agricultural output. During the floods,
large areas of farming land were destroyed, just weeks before the
harvest of essential products, such as rice, maize, cotton and
sugarcane. In total 1.3 million hectares of agricultural land could not
Today, there are concerns over the number of ongoing chest infections,
such as ‘flu and pneumonia. There is also still a real risk of
waterborne diseases, such as acute diarrhoea and malaria, for southern
areas of Pakistan.
Islamic Relief’s response
Over the last six months, Islamic Relief has assisted over 300,000 people.
During the onset of the floods, we provided flood survivors with essential aid items such as:
Food (including cooked food during Ramadan)
Hygiene kits (include soaps, water purification tablets, washing basins, anti-lice combs, female hygiene items, toothbrushes and toothpaste)
Kitchen sets (include pans, dishes and cooking utensils)
Household kits (include mattresses, blankets, mosquito nets and detergents)
Long term rehabilitation
Since then, Islamic Relief has been providing long term solutions to
survivors of the floods. We are currently employing members of the
communities in which we work to do jobs, such as construction work,
removing debris and digging water drainage systems.
After the floods subsided, we also dug six large wells and distributed seeds and farming tools to agricultural communities.
Islamic Relief is currently helping the residents of 13 villages to
rebuild their communities. This is part of our plan to help to
rehabilitate 60 villages over the next two years. Each village, once
restored, will have permanent, flood- and earthquake- resistant shelters
built for every family, as well as access to rehabilitated schooling
and health facilities. The villages will also have active projects which
provide support the communities’ livelihoods and ensure good hygiene
through the provision of drainage systems, paving and latrines.
Donate to our Pakistan flood appeal and help us to keep supporting survivors of the disaster.
IR Response 12 November
Islamic Relief is working in four flood-hit provinces - Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Balochistan, Punjab, and Pakistan-administered Kashmir (AJK). Emergency projects are taking place in Nowshera, Mardan and Charsadda districts in KPK province, Sibi in Balochistan, Muzaffargarh in Punjab, and Bagh, Neelum and Haveli in AJK.
Food and water
Food Packs– Over 21,000 family food packs have been distributed, benefitting 74,000 people.
Kitchen Sets - Over 7,000 kitchen sets have been distributed, benefitting 38,000 people. Contents include enough cooking utensils, pans and dishes for a family of seven.
Cooked food – Cooked food is being distributed in Charsadda.
Water distribution – 136,000 litres of water being distributed daily in Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and KPK, benefitting over 45,000 people a day.
Jerry cans – 9,000 families have received jerry cans, benefitting 63,000 people. These jerry cans enable flood survivors to safely store clean water.
Health and hygiene
Family hygiene kits – Over 11,000 kits have been distributed so far, benefitting over 80,000 people. Contents include water purification tablets, washing basins, anti-lice combs, female hygiene items, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
Hygiene sessions – Every person who receives a hygiene kit attends a hygiene promotion session.
These workshops aim to help prevent the outbreak of disease and are essential in ensuring that vital items such as water-purification tablets are used correctly.
Clean toilets - 70 clean latrines have been constructed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Washing points - 5 clean hand washing points have been set up in Muzafargarh, Punjab.
Health Clinics - Mobile health clinics have been set up in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Pakistan-Administered Kashmir, offering thousands of people daily consultations. Medical staff include a child-specialist, a gynaecologist and specialist to administer vaccinations.
Tents - Over 10,000 people have been given shelter.
Household items - Over 37,000 people have benefitted from a family household kit. Items include mattresses, blankets, mosquito nets and washing detergent.
Islamic Relief has offices in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Pakistan-administered Kashmir, and Swat which have all been affected by the floods. We have been assisting vulnerable people in Pakistan since 1991.
Survivors of the monsoon floods urgently need food, water and shelter. Your donation could save a life. Donate to the Pakistan Flood Appeal and help us to deliver life-saving aid.