Several Muslim charities have launched appeals to help Pakistan after heavy monsoon rains caused flash floods and landslides that resulted in over 400 deaths including 77 children.
“With more floods expected to hit Pakistan in the coming days, some of the most vulnerable communities will be affected,” Tufail Hussain, Director of Islamic Relief UK Said in a statement.
“This is a race against time to help people who have lost their homes and means to make a living,” he added.
Right now, Pakistan is experiencing extremely heavy rainfall—resulting in catastrophic flash flooding across the country.
Our emergency teams are currently on the ground, working to establish how best to support those affected.
— Islamic Relief UK (@IslamicReliefUK) August 1, 2022
The situation has deteriorated over the last couple of days and reports from authorities have confirmed that over 34,000 homes, 977km of road infrastructure and 61 bridges have been destroyed.
“We urgently appeal to people to support this emergency appeal so we can reach as many people as possible. Unfortunately, we are seeing the reality of climate change hitting the poorest and least responsible,” Hussain said.
Another Muslim charity, Penny Appeal, has also launched an appeal to help the country.
“The extreme monsoon downpours across Pakistan have resulted in over 300 tragic deaths so far, with the government issuing warnings of further life-threatening downpours. Families are mourning their loved ones while trying to survive these horrific conditions – we must act now!” a statement by the charity read.
“Penny Appeal Pakistan have been providing essentials to help families survive these circumstances. From food packs, clean water, jerry cans and hot meals, we are working to support those most in need. But we must do more!”
Over 300 killed due to extreme monsoon downpours in Pakistan – we must act now!
Penny Appeal Pakistan have been providing essentials to help families survive these tragic conditions. We are working to support those most in need. But we must do more!https://t.co/Skbb3hgfcu pic.twitter.com/JCYiGFjynC
— pennyappeal.org (@pennyappeal) July 28, 2022
Human Appeal, another British Muslim charity, has also urged people to help Pakistan.
Dozens of districts in #Pakistan have been submerged by floods, killing at least 437 people, and forcing thousands of more out of their homes.
— Human Appeal (@HumanAppeal) August 1, 2022
Helping Hands for Relief and Development, another global Muslim charity has also launched an appeal to help them provide food packages and medical services in affected areas.
“Your generous support will make it possible for HHRD to continue to provide urgent life-saving essentials for thousands of families in need at this time, as well as rehabilitation efforts in the months to come,” the charity wrote on its website.