Prior to the monsoon season this year, meteorologists in Pakistan predicted heavy rainfall, perhaps 15-20% above the historical average. Nothing however, prepared the people of Pakistan for just what lay in store. The nation saw record rains, driven in part by climate change, with certain regions receiving in excess of 8 times more rain than in a typical season. According to the government of Pakistan, over 1500 people have been killed, with tens of thousands more displaced and untold billions of dollars in damage throughout the nation.
The international community has responded by sending aid, with the United States approving a $30 Million package at the end of August. Other nations, such as France have provided medical staff, supplies and equipment to help reduce water levels in the areas worst affected by flooding. Unfortunately, this is only a small step in assisting the people of Pakistan. The flooding has damaged some of the poorest regions of the nation, subsistence farmers facing over 13 million acres of damaged farmland. For all affected, many challenges lie ahead, as they look to heal and rebuild from this historic disaster.
How to support current disaster relief efforts during the Annual Giving Drive:
Whenever a natural disaster or emergency strikes, one of the year-round resources we offer our employees is a one-stop list of King County Employee Giving Program nonprofits that are responding. Workplace Giving dollars are incredibly valuable for these organizations to plan for the unexpected and invest in long-term services.
Disaster preparedness and community resilience is key to withstanding natural disasters – supporting organizations year-round allows them to do this work and be ready when the time comes.
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Below are some of the Employee Giving Program nonprofits (along with their organization number) that are helping victims of the Pakistan Flooding.
|Americares||3540||Americares is preparing to deliver urgently needed medicines and medical supplies to support volunteer medical teams. In addition, a local distribution of cooking supplies, tarps, blankets and water cans is underway. Americares is also planning to support the rehabilitation of 20 health facilities in some of the hardest hit communities as well as install hand pumps in 12 communities that have lost access to clean water.|
|CARE||3510||CARE International in Pakistan, and its implementing partners, are distributing relief items to affected communities including tents and tarpaulins, emergency latrine kits and everyday essentials including menstrual hygiene items. Our highest priority is supporting women, children and people with special needs. So many have lost just about everything and need our collective support now.|
|Humanity & Inclusion||3541||Humanity & Inclusion’s teams are delivering food, cookware, blankets, soap and other emergency supplies to 600 families in two regions affected by catastrophic flooding in Pakistan|
|International Rescue Committee||3524||The IRC has launched an emergency response to provide immediate assistance to those impacted by the floods in Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan. We are dispatching food supplies,dignity and hygiene kits, basic household items, and setting up medical response centers to assist people impacted by the floods.|
|Islamic Relief USA||3595||So far, Islamic Relief has helped over 52,000 people with immediate needs including food, water, hygiene kits, emergency shelter, and cash assistance. Trained rescue teams have also evacuated more than 1,000 people directly from the floods. In the coming year, Islamic Relief plans to help rebuild Pakistan through reconstructing damaged homes and infrastructure, helping farmers build sustainable livelihoods, offering counseling and more.|
|Mercy Corps||3505||We are responding to meet the immediate needs of people who were left homeless in Quetta and Balochistan provinces. Our team will be providing clean water, food, and other urgently needed items. We are committed to help communities recover and prepare for future disasters in the months and years to come.|
|Oxfam America||3515||Oxfam is mounting a humanitarian response to the catastrophic flooding in Pakistan working with a network of local partner organizations. Relief efforts will focus on two of the hardest-hit provinces of Balochistan and Sindh in the south-west of the country. The response will target 25,000 families and households affected by the floods. Efforts will likely be concentrated on emergency food, water and sanitation, including things like personal hygiene kits and temporary shelters.|
|Salvation Army||3570||Pakistan relief efforts: Affected families, with an average size of six people, are being supported with cooked food, hygiene articles and shelter arrangements. The Salvation Army is working in close coordination with government agencies to ensure maximum effectiveness.|
|Save the Children||3534||Families have lost everything and are in urgent need of shelter, clean water, food, hygiene supplies and medical care. Save the Children is already operating in one of the worst affected provinces, Balochistan, and deploying teams to other hardest-hit areas to assess the immediate needs of children and families.|
|UNICEF USA||3553||UNICEF, working closely with the Government and other partners, is ensuring that children affected get the critical support they need as soon as possible. A third round of UNICEF’s critical medical and humanitarian supplies – an additional 36 metric tons – are in route to Pakistan and expected to arrive in the coming days.|
|White Ribbon Alliance||3597||In southern provinces of Punjab and Sindh, the flood waters have destroyed nearly all health facilities and homes, leaving many marooned or forced to seek refuge in nearby provinces. Nearly 650,000 pregnant women in the flood-affected areas don’t have safe places to give birth or access care. Of those women, 73,000 are due to give birth in the next month. Support our partners at Forum for Safe Motherhood Pakistan, Rural Support Programmes Network, and Aiming Change for Tomorrow who are raising funds to organize relief camps in the hardest-hit areas.|
|World Food Program USA||3596||U.N. World Food Programme is rapidly expanding its food assistance to 495,957 people in Balochistan and Sindh. The U.N. World Food Programme has already supported 40,189 flood-affected people in five targeted districts in Balochistan. Distributions have had to be put on hold due to strong rains and access constraints but will restart as soon as the situation allows.|