More than 15 million people are affected by Pakistan’s worst flooding in 80 years, with at least 1,600 fatalities, according to estimates from the government of Pakistan. While the severity of their needs has not yet been fully assessed, the number is greater than those who were affected by the 2005 South Asia tsunami (5 million), the 2005 South Asia earthquake (3 million), or the 2010 Haiti earthquake (3 million). The estimate of 290,000 homes destroyed or seriously damaged is almost the same as those destroyed in Haiti. Below are organizations that are working on relief and recovery in the region.
By: Noushah Arshad
Rains bring back many memories with them. We recall the way we used to enjoy in our childhood and youth. Sometimes we remember certain places, events and people or miss them in rainy seasons. Some words or acts cling to our mind and become a vital part of our memories. All of us have some feelings or thoughts related to rains and cloudy weather. Some of us get ecxited and enjoy them to the fullest while others become sad, lost in old memories of someone they have missed on the path of life. Life is full of strange experiences; experiences of a lovely weather, a hardship, a relation and even lonliness.
A poem by: Noushah Arshad
The country is in the series of river floods that have hit the many areas in all four provinces. Lacs of people in rural areas have been displaced from their homes while hundreds have perished in raging river waters. People are in dire need of relief goods like Tents, Canned food, medicine, clothing etc. PIA has again revived its glorious traditions and announced free transportation of relief goods (Medicines, Dry/Canned Food, Milk, Tents, New Clothing ) from any place in the world to Islamabad, Lahore Peshawar and Karachi. (All online international and domestic stations -point to point).
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By: Saima Azhar
Asalam-o-Alykum wr wbkt,
My dear and respected friends! I have a really humble request to you all today that please help our poor and needy flood victims in Pakistan. Kindly play your own role in it sincerely as our religion teaches us because its not the time now left to discuss our politicians more neither we can expect any further help from them. Media should also play important role in it to tell helpful aid strategies to people rather than inviting 2 political parties and to let them fight in front of world that who playing better role to show off their performance of so called is being good politicians. Its better we concentrate on some flood victims aid strategy which we have to follow very systematically and I am going to share it with you all today. Its just very simple procedure which who wants to help flood victims has to follow.