On the morning of October 7, 2021, a deadly and destructive earthquake in southwestern Pakistan left at least 41 dead, destroyed hundreds of homes, and damaged major infrastructure including roads and bridges.
Our Islamic Relief Pakistan team is on the ground in Balochistan, coordinating with the District Administration and Disaster Management authorities there, and has supported the rescue of two injured women, and has arranged for drinking water for survivors in the hospital.
Our teams are also supporting the evacuation of injured persons and have offered the use of vehicles to local authorities for search and rescue as needed. The following items have been collected for distribution to earthquake survivors: 300 tents, 600 tarpaulin sheets, 300 mats, 600 cotton mattresses, and 600 quilts.
The need for aid is growing as the full extent of the damage is being uncovered: Right now, earthquake survivors are in need of temporary shelter, essential items, and food.
Help the people of Pakistan today, and stay tuned to this page for more information as it becomes available.
Pakistan is a country in South Asia with the fifth biggest population in the world. The country is affected by chronic poverty, recurring disasters, climate change, and political and economic volatility that propel malnutrition and food insecurity.
Marginalized groups in Pakistan, including children, are often overlooked leading to a lack of access to essential services and often a violation of their basic rights. Furthermore, COVID-19 has disproportionately affected people in Pakistan in areas including unemployment, agriculture, and healthcare.
IRUSA has served in Pakistan since 1992, and continues to provide humanitarian and development assistance in the country today.
Islamic Relief Pakistan opened its first office in Islamabad in 1994 and now hosts multiple offices across the country.
Some of the projects we’ve implemented in Pakistan include:
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better Pakistan a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.