How to provide flood relief to those in most need in Pakistan

How to provide flood relief to those in most need in Pakistan

Unusually fierce monsoons have caused devastating rainfall and flooding across Pakistan, leaving one-third of the country underwater. The effects of climate change have exacerbated the country’s weak infrastructure – as a result, more than 1,100 people have died because of recent storms, one third of them children. Nearly half a million citizens have been displaced, and monsoon season continues.  

We know many SVCF donors and community partners want to help at this crucial time. Listed below are recommended organizations that are providing emergency relief to those affected by the Pakistan floods.  

If you are a fundholder at SVCF and wish to give through your advised fund to one of the organizations listed below, you may use our online donor portal to recommend a grant, or you may contact your philanthropy advisor or send an email to philanthropyteam@siliconvalleycf.org. Corporate partners of SVCF may also contact their philanthropy advisors directly.

  1. Americares is preparing to deliver urgently needed medicine and medical supplies to support volunteer medical teams in Pakistan. Americares will also support the rehabilitation of health facilities in some of the hardest hit communities as well as install hand pumps in communities that have lost access to clean water
     
  2. The Citizens Foundation is raising funds that will help provide one million meals to affected individuals, reconstruct homes for 5,000 families and rehabilitate schools damaged by the floods.
     
  3. MercyCorps is delivering relief in the hardest hit areas in Balochistan and Quetta provinces. 
     
  4. Muslim Aid is working directly with local partners to provide food, clean water and hygiene care products to families affected by the floods.
     
  5. International Red Cross and Red Crescent are supporting the Pakistan Red Crescent Society to urgently scale up its immediate humanitarian assistance for people affected, and to provide long-term support to help rebuild.
     
  6. Islamic Relief USA, which has provided humanitarian and development assistance in Pakistan since 1992, is distributing essential relief items including food, emergency shelter, cash assistance and more to those affected by the floods.
     
  7. Save the Children will deploy teams to the hardest-hit areas to assess the immediate needs of children and families.
     
  8. UNICEF is delivering safe drinking water, medical supplies and vaccines, therapeutic food supplies and hygiene kits for children and families.
     
  9. U.N. World Food Programme delivers lifesaving emergency food within 72 hours to people who have been affected by the floods.