Pakistan Flooding


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Severe monsoon flooding in Pakistan has left thousands of people with nowhere to live. More than 1.8 million houses have been damaged or destroyed, affecting more than 33 million people.

The sheer scale of the flooding is disastrous – people’s homes have sunk in flood water or been swept away. Livelihoods have been ruined, and more than 1,200 people have lost their lives. This is devastation on a scale that hasn’t been seen in more than a decade.

A ShelterBox emergency response team is in Pakistan working to get emergency shelter aid to thousands of people left with nowhere to live by the floods. They are working in partnership with Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) and Islamic Relief Pakistan to distribute tents, water filters and carriers, mosquito nets, and solar lights to thousands of people affected by the floods. 

Please donate today. Your support will help provide lifesaving aid for families affected by disaster and conflict around the world.

Where is Pakistan?


Pakistan is located in South Asia. It borders with India, China, Afghanistan and Iran.

Pakistan has a varied climate and geography, with vast mountain ranges in the north, an area of desert in the west and the Indus River plain in the centre.

Communities in Pakistan have suffered from severe flooding many times in the past. Most notably, the 2011 floods happened as people were still trying to recover from the 2010 monsoon floods that affected 18 million people.

ShelterBox is Responding


ShelterBox's response to flooding in Pakistan in 2012

A ShelterBox Response Team is in Pakistan.

The specialist team is working in partnership with Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) and Islamic Relief Pakistan to distribute aid to thousands of people in Sindh.

They will also be delivering training to help local communities understand how they can use and maintain this equipment.

They are also planning on helping thousands more people with cash assistance, as part of a second project. We know from experience that cash empowers local communities to make choices about hiring skilled labour and the materials they need to rebuild their homes. Cash will be distributed alongside household items provided by Islamic Relief. 

Our Past Experience


ShelterBox's response to flooding in Pakistan in 2012

ShelterBox has a huge amount of experience supporting communities affected by flooding. We have responded to flooding at least 75 times since 2000 – providing emergency aid and support to tens of thousands of families around the globe.

In fact, our largest response to flooding was in Pakistan in 2010, when we provided 8, 000 families with emergency shelter and essential aid – so we have experience working in-country.

We already have aid items prepositioned in the region. Our robust partnerships with local authorities, NGOs, and other humanitarian organisations will ensure that this aid is able to reach the most vulnerable people in hard to access locations.

Eftpos or Direct Deposit

Donations to ShelterBox using Direct Bank Credit can be made at any Bank or online using the details below. Please remember to ‘Reference’ your donation so we know who has made the deposit.

Our Bank:         Westpac Bank

Account Title:   ShelterBox New Zealand Charitable Trust

Account No:      03-1749-0416598-00

Bank Address:  PO Box 44, Te Anau.

Givealittle

Online donations using your Credit Card can be made directly to ShelterBox New Zealand through Givealittle.

PayPal

Online donations using your Credit Card can be made directly to ShelterBox New Zealand through PayPal.

The difference you could make


A single donation of $40

Could provide a family with a set of solar lights – enabling safety after darkness falls.

ShelterBox NZ LuminAid solar lights

A single donation of $50

Could provide a family with water carriers, so that accessing safe drinking water becomes one less thing to worry about

ShelterBox Christmas Gift the Gift of Water NZ

A single donation of $75

Could provide a family with warmth and comfort when temperatures fall below freezing at night

ShelterBox NZ Virtual Christmas Gifts - Warmth

A single donation of $150

Could provide a family with a ShelterKit, so they can rebuild, recover, and make repairs.

ShelterBox Christmas Gift the Gift of a Fresh Start NZ

Your support today will provide lifesaving aid for families affected by flooding in Pakistan. Any additional money raised will help ShelterBox provide emergency shelter to families affected by disaster around the world.