According to CNN, monsoon rains in Pakistan have killed more than 1325 people, and have affected more than 33 Million people since Mid-June 2022.
Responding to a request for international assistance, by Pakistani Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, The Gift of the Givers, have launched a crowdfunding campaign on BackaBuddy, hoping to raise R100 000, to help those in need.
A Message from Imtiaz Sooliman, Founder of The Gift of the Givers:
“We have immediately opened dialogue with the Surgeon General’s office in the Pakistani military and Alkhidmat, a civil society organisation, both are entities with whom we had excellent partnerships during our intervention in the earthquake of 2005 and the floods of 2010.
The military have the resources, helicopters, boats, personnel, capability and logistics to access “cut off” areas as 60% of the country is under water currently. Alkhidmat have proven time and again their capability to reach the most far flung areas where a large majority of poverty stricken families reside.”
“The situation is an absolute tragedy with a million homes destroyed, 33 million civilians displaced, roads, bridges, infrastructure and sewerage systems decimated, localities are cesspools of faeces with increasing cases of waterborne diseases, fertile agricultural land washed away and animals are hungry. The official death toll is 1000 but the reality is that it could be 4-5x more given the volume and power of water flowing in the country.
The priority requirements are tents to set up tent cities, dry food rations that can be consumed without cooking and the provision of hot meals. Gift of the Givers has authorised the purchase of these items immediately. Medical care is adequate given the large support from pharmaceutical companies and volunteer health care workers nationally.”
A third of Pakistan is under water. Contribute to relief efforts below.
Support this campaign on BackaBuddy: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/gift-of-the-givers-intervenes-in-pakistan
Alternatively, Donate Via Snapscan: https://pos.snapscan.io/qr/GiftofGiversPakistanFlood
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