Last year, when deadly floods brought widespread devastation to Pakistan, damaging over 2 million homes and displacing 33 million people in the country, we launched plans to build flood-resistant homes.
€2,650 – Saves a family from homelessness by building a secure one-room brick home complete with kitchen and washroom that will serve as a stable address for receiving additional recovery support and assistance. Participating Sadaqah Jariyah donor receives a plaque and feedback report upon completion.
As one of the first international aid organisations to begin such projects in the country, our efforts commenced with one- and two-room flood-resilient houses in the village settlements of Muhammad Hashim Chandio, at Kamber Shahdadkot district, in Sindh one of the worst flood-affected provinces.
This first project is set to help 770 inhabitants who saw their homes destroyed by the floodwaters. The new dwellings will provide families with permanent shelters including kitchen and toilet facilities, elevated above ground level to protect from future flooding.
As many as 600,000 people remain displaced by the floods and currently in emergency relief camps across Pakistan.
Beyond impacting nearly one in fifteen people in Pakistan, the floodwaters also devastated livestock in the country and essential infrastructure. Over 1.1 million livestock were killed in the deluge, and more than 13,000 km of roads and 436 bridges have been damaged.
The destruction of farmlands also increases the risk of food scarcity alarmingly. We were among the first international aid organisations to being assistance in Pakistan in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, distributing flood relief, hot meals, hygiene kits and other emergency assistance within remote areas at some of the worst hit regions. This first rebuilding effort is set to be followed by many others in the country as it works to recover from its most devastating floods in years.