FLOOD RELIEF APPEAL
The above average rainfall this monsoon season has flooded one third of Pakistan, with the worst impact seen in the already poor, rural areas. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), as of September 22nd, 1596 people have died, 12,863 injured, and over 2.00 million houses damaged leaving people without shelter. 9.8 million acres of diverse agricultural land has been affected and over 1 million livestock lost impacting livelihoods of poor communities. The Government of Pakistan has estimated the losses in the range of $30 billion to over $40 billion from deadly floods. The humanitarian situation which has impacted over 33 million people in Pakistan calls for an urgent response to help the people stranded in floods. Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) is working with communities to save lives – but time is of the essence.
PPAF has always been at the forefront of relief and rehabilitation efforts in times of emergency. Over the years, our humanitarian response has benefited an estimated 11.3 million people to cope with various emergencies; earthquake, droughts, floods and Covid-19 pandemic. Realising the scale and immediacy of this humanitarian crisis and staying true to its mission, PPAF was among the first responders by launching its Emergency Flood Relief Programme with an initial investment of PKR 250 million from its own resources in early August.
Moving quickly, PPAF onboarded its pre-vetted partner organizations (local NGOs) with existing operational presence in the flood-affected areas to help get immediate
aid to people in need in 13 severely affected districts of Sindh, Balochistan, KPK and Punjab, benefitting nearly 84,510 flood-affected households.
PPAF’s Emergency Flood Relief Programme is helping these poor communities, with immediate life-saving assistance including food (ration packs and cooked meals),
temporary shelter kits, hygiene kits, medical camps and medicines etc.
PPAF is active in 147 districts across Pakistan with a strong network of 132 partner organisations and thousands of community institutions. At PPAF, we understand the responsibility of targetting aid where it is most needed, and we have two decades of experience in doing precisely this. We use rigorous needs assessment methodologies to identify where relief is needed and prioritise gender and protection to ensure that women and girls, and other most vulnerable groups’ needs and voices inform our interventions. We are known for our transparency and have well-established programme monitoring and evaluation systems for quality assurance as well as stringent financial management controls, and internal and external audits to account for every rupee we spend. Your contribution now to our Flood Emergency Response Programme will save precious lives.