A major humanitarian crisisRains 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
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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