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I am sure you are all aware of the disaster that has occurred in Pakistan over recent weeks and how in a province already scarred by poverty, corruption and suffering this new wave of tragedy has left people more in need than ever.
There was complete devastation as flood waters swept through densely populated regions as they have moved down from the mountainous northwest, submerging or affecting almost one-fifth of the country at their peak. Waters have begun to recede in the north and in the eastern province of Punjab, but they have been submerging towns in southern Sindh province close to the Indus River.
Primarily homes and lives have been lost, but the worst is yet to come. Rebuilding foundations and infrastructures on unstable ground, is a task for even the most able and well equipped, let alone people with very limited resources. Once all the floodwaters recede, the country will be left with a massive relief and reconstruction effort that will cost billions of dollars and take years. An estimated 1 million homes have been damaged or destroyed, five times as many as were hit by this year's earthquake in Haiti.
Men women and children are now facing lack of sanitation, food, clean water and adequate medical aid. The death toll continues to rise and 6 million children are at risk of malnutrition, diarrhoea and pneumonia. Authorities have also struggled to cope with a growing number of cases of severe diarrhea and malaria caused by dirty water that offers a perfect breeding ground for insects and disease. The most vulnerable such as elderly men, women & children are the ones who have been most affected. Children who are the future of Pakistan deserve a chance.
Pakistan Disaster - How we can help?
The Emaan Foundation, in conjunction with Human Appeal International, is hoping to heighten awareness and through a series of fundraising events raise over £100,000 to help the people in Pakistan who need it the most.
Human Appeal International has already delivered bottled water, medical supplies, food, shelter and bedding to thousands of families, but there is so much more to do.
The LifeStraw is a hand held filter which costs as little as £3 and can provide clean water for up to 1 year/700 litres, protecting the user from infection, dirt, disease and waterborne bacteria. The Emaan Foundation’s first priority is to deliver an immediate supply of LifeStraws into the worst hit areas and the initial £20,000 raised will be used for this.
With your ongoing support, we will also contribute to the construction of 4 villages in the Rahim Yaar Khan district. This will provide homes, deep water wells and live stock to help rebuild lives and local communities.