Emergency Appeal for Pakistan Floods
Since June 2022, Pakistan has experienced its worst flash flooding in a decade, which has created a humanitarian crisis in the country. The monsoon rainfall has been catastrophic, causing roads, buildings and livestock to wash away. More than 1,700 people have sadly died in the floods, and 2 million homes have been destroyed. Farmland, schools and hospitals are still surrounded by floodwater, and malnutrition is widespread- due to massive damage to agriculture and crops.
Around 7.6 million people have been displaced by the climate-driven disaster, with nearly 600,000 living in relief sites. In these relief sites, life-threatening illnesses like cholera and cerebral malaria are spreading – and there are no medications available to treat these.
People in Pakistan need urgent financial support so that they can access food, clean water, shelter, sanitation, medical treatment, warm clothing and essential supplies to help them recover from this devastating crisis. They are now facing losses in household incomes and assets, as well as rising food prices- which will potentially push 9 million more people below the poverty line.
To support people affected by the floods, we have launched an appeal for Pakistan Flood victims at the UK charity Zohra Foundation. Any money you donate will fund the emergency appeal for Pakistan floods – going towards the people who are struggling to survive.
In particular, the elderly have been unable to react to the flooding as quickly as others. So, your donations will provide urgent medical care, food and shelter, to help support people with their health, hygiene and hunger. Every penny helps – donate whatever you can today to help rebuild lives and restore hope, as Pakistan braces for a harsh winter.
You can choose to make a one-off donation or donate on a monthly basis. By supporting Zohra Foundation with your Zakat and Sadaqah, you will be saving the life of someone in need and fulfilling your Islamic duty to care for elders.
The immediate focus for Zohra Foundation is rebuilding homes and livelihoods so that the affected people in Pakistan can move forward and restore some normality to their lives.
Hasan, a Trustee at Zohra Foundation, said:
“Pakistan needs us now more than ever. Zohra Foundation is providing cooked meals, clean water, kitchen utensils, tents, and hygiene kits to address the immediate needs of the victims.
We are also providing health care and medicines to the growing number of people affected by waterborne diseases as the flood waters recede. With the winter months fast approaching, we have also started rebuilding the homes that so many have lost. We need as much help as possible, and we need it fast.”
Donate to the Zohra Foundation’s Appeal for Pakistan Floods here.
About Zohra Foundation
Zohra Foundation is a UK charity which provides urgent medical care, food and shelter for people in Pakistan.
Currently, Zohra Foundation is running an appeal for Pakistan Floods, to supply emergency aid for people affected by the devastating floods across Pakistan in 2022.
The charity also funds free medical camps for those living in poverty and in old age. The outreach teams at Zohra Foundation are made up of volunteer doctors and nurses, who offer free health screenings, free medication and free follow-up visits to help detect and manage common diseases that affect the elderly.
Another vital service at Zohra Foundation is the free eye camps, where the charity members offer free eye surgery and free glasses to correct vision impairment and prevent people from losing their eyesight and independence.
Find out more about Zohra Foundation by visiting the website here.
Donate to our Appeal for Pakistan Floods at Zohra Foundation here.
Read articles about Zohra Foundation’s work on the charity’s blog here.