Contribution to the IFRC'S Pakistan Flash Floods Emergency Appeal
In the summer of 2010, Pakistan experienced the worst flash flooding in decades. According to Government figures, torrential rains have claimed the lives of some 1,600 people and affected more than 20 million people.
In response to this humanitarian crisis, the Int'l Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched a Revised Emergency Appeal in August 2010, to which this grant contributes.
The objective of this appeal is to support the immediate needs of the affected populations through:
o Immediate assistance through provision of food and non-food items;
o Provision of emergency shelter and support in restoration of houses;
o Emergency health and care services;
o Provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene promotion;
o Restoration of livelihoods through appropriate mechanisms.
The appeal aims to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) activities in the following geographic areas:
o 59,000 families in Khyberpakhtunkhwa KPK) province;
o 6,000 families in Gilgit - Baltisan province;
o 26,000 families in Punjab province;
o 39,000 families in Sindh province;
o families in Pakistan administered Kashmir/AJK province.