Devastating floods in Pakistan: show your support through the Rescue & Recover Fund

Drinking water, hygiene kits, medical treatment – Victims have wide-ranging needs following severe flooding in recent weeks, creating a major humanitarian crisis in Pakistan. This is why the BNP Paribas Rescue & Recover Fund is launching a new campaign to support Doctors without Borders and the Red-Cross, both present in the country. BNP Paribas will double the amount of each donation you make to the Fund.

A major humanitarian crisis

Rains at levels “unprecedented in the last 30 years”, according to the Prime Minister, have destroyed or severely damaged more than a million homes and devastated large swathes of the country.

More than a third of the country was flooded according to the Pakistani government at the end of August, 33 million people have been affected – representing one in seven Pakistanis. According to Unicef, the floods have killed more than 1,200 people, including about 400 children as of 2 September. 

These figures are provisional, as many areas remain difficult to access due to the damage to main roads.    

In view of this dramatic situation, emergency aid is needed to support those affected. 

Supporting NGOs on the field

The country has been hit by these massive floods since June, with a significant increase in the last two weeks of August. According to the Pakistani government, this represents almost three times more rain than normal for the country at this time of year, and a state of emergency has been declared.  

In view of these tragic events affecting the population, the BNP Paribas Rescue & Recover Fund is today making a commitment to financially support Doctors without Borders and the Red Cross with a vast emergency plan. 

Access to drinking water and shelter are the most pressing needs. With roads and access points saturated, food and other supplies are running out.  

The risk of gastroenteritis or diseases such as cholera is now a real concern. Diseases such as dengue fever and malaria are also expected to increase as time goes on.  

In very practical terms of what donations to Doctors without Borders & the Red Cross can buy:

  • €100: One emergency kit with buckets, mosquitos nets, etc. 
  • €350: One Big tent for 2 families
  • €644: One kit for disinfecting drinking water (for 10,000 people a week) 
  • €7,670: One Zodiac boat that can carry seven people 

Show your support

Doctors without Borders and the Red-Cross need your support. 

By responding to the BNP Paribas Rescue & Recover Fund’s appeal, you will be directly helping those affected by this tragedy.  

BNP Paribas will double the value of each donation made. This means that your contributions will go twice as far. 

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Photos ©Doctors Without Borders

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