Torrential monsoon rains and floods have washed away villages and infrastructure across three of the four provinces of Pakistan (Sindh, Baluchistan, and Punjab). As a result, around 33 million people, including 16 million children, have been affected, with more than 1,100 people dead. Some 200,000 homes have been swept away and a further 450,000 damaged; nearly 18,000 schools have been damaged as well.
Government officials are calling it a “climate catastrophe” and say the country is “ground zero” for extreme weather events. In the past year, Pakistan's also experienced heat waves, forest fires, and glacial lake outbursts. Pakistan produces less than 1% of global GHG emissions, yet it is listed as one of the most climate vulnerable places in the world. We've created the fund to support organizations and their emergency response efforts delivering life saving supplies, such as food, water, medicines and shelter.
Your donation supports
United States Fund for UNICEF
As one of our Purpose Partners, UNICEF is responding to the crisis in Pakistan, delivering lifesaving supplies, including safe drinking water, medicines, vaccines, food supplies, and establishing temporary learning centers for children impacted.
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
IRC is one of our Purpose Partners and is in Pakistan distributing emergency food and hygiene kits and setting up medical tents and safe places for women and children.
Minhaj Welfare Foundation USA Inc
Minhaj Welfare Foundation is on the front lines providing humanitarian aid and working tirelessly to rescue people by boat and providing them with ration packs, warm cooked meals, shelters, and clean drinking water to survive. They are also carrying out medical camps, providing medical assistance to those affected and injured.