Pakistan Flood Victims Need Urgent Humanitarian Aid

September 30, 2014
The lives of millions of men, women, and children are presently at risk due to devastating floods across large areas of Pakistan. Though under-reported by international media, the Government of Pakistan has declared these floods to be worse than the 2010 floods, which left 1/5th of the country underwater and caused at least 2,000 deaths.
WLP Pakistan/Aurat Foundation is working to provide direct relief in several flood-affected districts in Punjab province, including Jhang, Sargodha, Mandi Baha-Ud-Din and Okara, where over 1.2 million people urgently require humanitarian assistance. In these districts, over 1.38 million acres of crops have been destroyed and vast numbers of livestock have died, severely compromising the income and food source of this agriculture-based population. Stagnant water also poses a significant threat of disease, including dengue fever, malaria, skin diseases, and other water borne diseases requiring medication. 
Aurat urgently requires funds to meet the high demand for relief assistance. Through your support, Aurat will provide needed medicines, safe drinking water, food, mats, and hygiene kits to affected families. Aurat is especially focused on meeting the often-overlooked specific needs of women and children, including supplies for lactating mothers and food for infants and children. 
Aurat has already provided essential provisions to over 200 families in the Sargodha district, Punjab Province, following an on-the-ground assessment by Aurat specialists. However, thousands of families across the province await critical humanitarian relief. 
WLP asks for your generous support in this time of crisis to enable Aurat to provide desperately needed aid. 100% of your donation will go to direct, on-the-ground relief to flood victims in Pakistan. 
Thank you.
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