Flood-ravaged Pakistan has seen its death toll pass 1,300, officials have said, although the real number is expected to be considerably higher. Per the Guardian, families and children are at particular risk of disease and homelessness, despite military-backed rescue operations reaching three million affected individuals in Islamabad.
The human cost of the tragedy has sparked appeals worldwide, as well as cries to mitigate the climate emergency. Authorities in Pakistan have blamed the unprecedented monsoon and flooding on climate change, and earlier this week, the UN secretary-general, António Guterres, implored the world to stop “sleepwalking” through this devastating crisis.
Here is a list of resources to help the citizens of Pakistan now.
UNICEF is asking for donations to supply health services, water and hygiene kits to victims in the country.
Help Pakistan – Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2022 is seeking donations, here
Muslim Aid Pakistan has set up its own flooding emergency fund, with support from Muslim Aid UK, USA, and Start Network. It has reported assisted 29,325 civilians so far. Donate, here.
Islamic Relief is seeking donations, which can be contributed as Zakat payments, here.
Pakistan Red Crescent Society, which runs seven provincial and 92 district branches in the country, is monitoring the response and seeking donations, here.
The International Medical Corps has been providing medical supplies for patients within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and are giving out water purification tablets to stop the spread of disease. Donate, here.
Humanity & Inclusion is distributing basic necessities and food, with a focus on those who have disabilities and the elderly. Donate, here.