You’ve probably seen or read about the devastating flooding that has hit Pakistan over the last few weeks. Since 14 June, Pakistan has experienced three times more rainfall than during an average monsoon season. Flooding and landslides have destroyed homes, crops, health centres, roads and bridges, affecting more than 33 million people. Aside from the obvious physical damage caused by flooding, there is an elevated risk of the spread of malaria, dengue fever and other diseases. The people of Pakistan urgently need clean water, food, shelter, and health care.
In response, leading Canadian aid agencies – working together as the Humanitarian Coalition – are raising funds to rush assistance to people in need. The Government of Canada has announced that it will match donations to the Humanitarian Coalition and its member charities up to $3 million.
If you are able to help please click here to make a donation and to learn more. No amount is too small and your support will go a long way.