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Devastating floods strike Pakistan

Floods devastate families in Northern Pakistan
Floods devastate families in Northern Pakistan

August 3, 2010 – Torrential rains in Northwest Pakistan have turned to devastating floods, displacing millions of children and families who were already struggling to survive in a war torn region of the country.

In the last five days, the people of Pakistan's impoverished Swat Valley have witnessed the worst floods in the country's history — a disaster that has submerged homes and wiped out entire villages. Over 1,000 people are reported dead, and over 3 million people have been affected, nearly half of them children. Families are in dire need of assistance to make it through this crisis.

View photos and read firsthand accounts of the flooding crisis from people on the ground in Pakistan.

Please help children and families devastated by floods by making a contribution to our Pakistan relief fund.

Plan has been operating in Pakistan since 1997. While none of our program units are directly affected (and all of our sponsored families and children are safe), we have deployed resources to the flood-affected areas to assist with the emergency response. With relief activities underway in six districts, we are focusing on providing dry rations, bottled water, cooked meals and health and hygiene kits for thousands of families. Our field teams and local partners are also assessing child protection and trauma aspects of the flooding to ensure that we can assist children in crisis.

Families and children in flood-affected areas desperately need our help, so please give to our Pakistan emergency relief efforts.


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All donations made until October 3rd will be matched! Visit CIDA for more details.