Humanity First to Aid in Pakistan Flood Relief Effort
August 8, 2010
Monsoon rains in the past few weeks in Pakistan are followed by disastrous floods that were never seen in the last eight decades in some regions. These floods have impacted millions of Pakistanis who need help from the international community with providing food, clean drinking water, shelter and medical aid.
Humanity First, in partnership with National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) has initiated a relief mission to help the s uffering population. NCHD is the largest semi-government aid organization in Pakistan and a subsidiary of Pakistan Human Development Fund (PHDF). Humanity First is raising funds through its member countries and will provide essential relief supplies to the families affected by these floods.
Until now, more than 1500 people have lost their lives, thousands of villages and town are destroyed and more than 20 million people are left homeless or displaced in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in the Northwest. Due to large scale destruction of roads and bridges, relief agencies are finding it difficult to reach the areas where people are still stranded. Once communication with those areas is established, authorities are expecting a high number of fatalities.
In the second week of the disaster, floods are spreading to the Provinces of Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan, along with the Kashmir region where thousands of villages are destroyed and the situation is worsening with continued monsoon rains.
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