More than 1,000 people, including 348 children, have lost their lives and a further 1,500 have been injured in the worst flooding to hit Pakistan in decades.
Flash flooding from monsoon rains has submerged thousands of homes, washing away towns and villages. More than 33 million people across the country have been affected.
Save the Children is already operating in the worst affected provinces Shikarpur and Jacobabad, and deploying teams to other hardest-hit areas to assess the immediate needs of children and families. Emergency responders are distributing temporary shelters, household kits including pots and pans, dignity kits for teenage girls, and food packs to families.
Save the Children has so far reached 11,094 people, including 5,752 children, through responses to flooding and is working closely with government and local partners. Our teams are preparing for a significant scale up across all of the key areas we can help children, and this response will be a major priority for the region.
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Pakistan is the fifth most populous country in the world, home to about 235 million people including 92 million children. One-third of the country is underwater following more than two months of storms and flooding, described by the government as a "climate catastrophe... of unimaginable proportions".
Our humanitarian teams have been responding to emergencies in Pakistan since 1979. In 2005, we supported families affected by the Pakistan earthquake. When devastating floods hit in 2010 and 2011, we reached more than four million people with emergency aid. And in 2009 we helped people displaced by military operations in the Swat Valley.
Across all our programmes, we work with communities to prepare them for emergencies and reduce the impact of disasters.
Please give to our Children's Emergency Fund today. This special reserve of money allows us to respond quickly and help children survive emergencies like the floods in Pakistan.