Severe monsoon flooding in Pakistan has left thousands of people with nowhere to live. The disaster has affected more than 33 million people.

The sheer scale of the flooding is disastrous – people’s homes have sunk in flood water or been swept away. Around 1 million houses have been damaged or destroyed, leaving behind millions in need of urgent shelter.

We have partnered with Islamic Relief Pakistan to support thousands of people left with nowhere to live. Aid has included tents and more durable shelters, water filters and carriers, mosquito nets, solar lights and cash assistance.

Our changing climate is creating an unprecedented need for emergency shelter around the world.

More devastating floods, more extreme storms and scorching droughts will force millions more people from their homes, and make more places in our world unliveable.

Please donate today. Your support will provide emergency shelter for families affected by flooding in Pakistan and other disasters around the world.

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Where is Pakistan?

Pakistan is located in South Asia. It borders with India, China, Afghanistan and Iran.

Pakistan has a varied climate and geography, with vast mountain ranges in the north, an area of desert in the west and the Indus River plain in the centre.

Communities in Pakistan have suffered from severe flooding many times in the past. Most notably, the 2011 floods happened as people were still trying to recover from the 2010 monsoon floods that affected 18 million people.

Flash flooding has killed over 1,500 people and affected an estimated 33 million people.

The most affected locations are Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan.

Rainfall nationwide has been 2.87 times higher than the national 30-year average.

Our initial emergency response supported thousands of people in Sindh with tents and household items. We also delivered training on how to use our equipment and tents.

For our second project we helped thousands more people with cash assistance. Cash empowers local communities to make choices about hiring skilled labour and the materials they need to rebuild their homes. It is being distributed alongside household items through our partner Islamic Relief.

Our third project has created over 700 durable shelters with latrines and hygiene kits. We also plan to pre-position emergency shelter aid in Pakistan to be prepared for any future disasters.

Please donate today. Your support will provide emergency shelter for families affected by disaster around the world.

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How your support makes a difference

Father of four Abdul lives in a demolished village in Dadu district, Sindh, Pakistan. He has worked as a farmer since his childhood which is his ancestral profession, but this year’s floods destroyed his house and perished all his crops leaving him with nothing.

The family have been living under the open sky where the temperatures fall below 15 degrees during winter. After receiving ShelterBox aid, Abdul and his family were joyful to have a roof over their heads. The young ones, who were afraid of going to the toilet at night were excited to use the solar lights. The family is now able to have clean drinking water which has given them hope.

Maryam was only 23 when her husband passed away. Widowed at a young age, she is left with her only daughter Zainab who is now four years old. They live in the Sindh Province of Pakistan. Maryam’s elderly father is the only one looking after his daughter and granddaughter.

Like several others, these three lost their home to the floods, left with nothing but hope. The family had to sleep under trees with no light, shelter, or clean drinking water. The fear of a wild animals or a snake kept Maryam awake all night. Malaria has been spreading alarmingly in the area due to stagnant water.

The ShelterBox aid Maryam received has given rise to the family’s hope as now they have a roof to live under, clean drinking water, and emergency lights to see at night. Maryam’s smile depicts her gratitude after her tent was set up beside her broken home.

Man stands unsmiling outside emergency relief tent after flooding in Pakistan

Naimat, a father of six, moved to a village in Dadu, Sindh, after he married. He decided to live in the village so his wife can be near her family. Naimat started farming in the area and established a small grocery shop.

The monsoon floods this year perished all the crops he had grown and demolished his shop and house. Naimat is left with nothing but debris and an open sky to live in. He lost all his belongings and had nothing to feed his family with. He has now gathered all that he has and started a tuck shop on a pushcart where his son is helping him to regain subsistence.

After receiving ShelterBox aid, he is now able to leave his daughter and other family members behind, unconcerned about their safety. Naimat’s wife said she is happy the family has clean water for cooking and drinking.