On Friday 27th August 2022 an emergency was declared in Pakistan as severe monsoon flooding affected around 30 million people while leaving over 1,100 people dead.
The UN has described the flooding as a 'monsoon on steroids' and initial reports indicate that approximately one-third of the country is currently underwater.
There has also been incredible damage to homes and property across the country.
The UN has launched a $160 million emergency plan, but with estimates of damage expected to eclipse $10 billion, more aid is needed.
Many charities and organisations have mobilised to support the people of Pakistan.
Khalsa Aid International has mobilised teams on the ground to carry out assessments of the needs of the victims of the floods.
They also have teams working with local and international suppliers to secure vital aid supplies. They will continue updating our relief efforts in the coming days and weeks. Donate to Khalsa Aid here.
Islamic Aid seeks to make immediate and lasting improvements to the lives of people affected by poverty, war and disaster.
You can donate to their Pakistan Floods Appeal here.
British Red Cross
The Pakistan Red Crescent (affiliated with the British Red Cross) have over 500 staff providing essential support. This is with the help of a BRC roster of over 7.2 million volunteers.
You can support the people of Pakistan through the British Red Cross here.