Rain and severe flooding pushed into a second week in Pakistan. Already the casualties and damages were great: as many as 1,600 deaths, 2 million driven from their homes, and roads, bridges, and crop destroyed. Concern for the spread of waterborne illnesses and starvation is high as the crisis continues.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is responding to the emergency in collaboration with its partners on the ground in Pakistan, including the Church of Pakistan, Church World Service, GlobalMedic, and Muslim Aid.
Rain and flash floods continue in Pakistan, and some areas where floodwaters had receded were inundated again over the weekend. More than 14 million Pakistanis have been affected by the disaster.
UMCOR grants are providing clean drinking water, food, temporary shelter, and medical aid to tens of thousands of people affected by the crisis. Download church resources, including a church bulletin insert, a PowerPoint slide, and a prayer of petition to share with your church community.
Your gift to International Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #982450, will help UMCOR address the needs of the most vulnerable populations affected by the flooding. Please indicate Pakistan Emergency on the memo line of your check.