SOUTH ASIA FLOOD EMERGENCY
Over 100 people have died from monsoon flooding and landslides ravaging parts of the South Asian region in July 2019, leaving tens of thousands displaced and millions affected. Heavy downpours are expected to continue in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. The need for aid is dire, as survivors scramble for basic needs like food, water, shelter, and safety. Islamic Relief USA is working to rush aid to partner offices for immediate relief.
Numerous natural and man-made disasters have hampered Pakistan’s efforts to improve residents’ economic situations and quality of life. Pakistan’s poverty rate has dropped significantly over more than a decade; in 2015, the United Nations reported that 12.7% of the population was living on less than $1.25 a day. Other indicators of quality of life, however—such as unemployment and malnutrition—are improving much more slowly. Drought, earthquake, devastating floods and conflicts have all strained the economy and many families’ livelihood in recent years.
Islamic Relief is proud to have been providing services in Pakistan since 1992. Islamic Relief Pakistan opened its first office in Islamabad in 1994 and now works from multiple offices across the country.
Please note: Donations made toward IRUSA’s Pakistan fund may be used to support important emergency or long-term work across the country, or for Pakistani refugees in other countries.