Catastrophic floods in Pakistan, affecting over 30 million people, have killed more than 900 people in the past few weeks, and the situation continues to deteriorate, with continued heavy rains causing flooding and landslides. The sheer scale of the disaster has led the Government of Pakistan to declare a National Emergency. CARE International in Pakistan, and its implementing partners, are distributing relief items to affected communities including tents, emergency latrine kits, etc.
This year's monsoon rains have proven especially deadly and destructive. The Pakistan Meteorological Department estimates that the country has already experienced more than twice the amount of normal rainfall - and more is still expected to come. The heavy rains have already damaged nearly 1,900 miles of roads, 130 bridges and 495,259 homes. An estimated 33 million people have been affected throughout the country, and the government has declared a national emergency.
CARE has partnered with the Balochistan provincial government to conduct a rapid needs assessment and a rapid gender assessment to inform a just and effective strategy for our response. We anticipate a two-phased approach to meet both urgent and longer-term needs. For the first six months, we will provide emergency supplies to ensure that flood-affected families can meet their immediate needs.
The impact from this flooding will last for many months. CARE will work with local partners to rebuild important community structures, like schools and health facilities. To help farmers restore their livelihoods and ensure nutritious food availability for the rest of the community, CARE will also provide agricultural inputs, like seeds and tools, and poultry kits. Our teams are currently working closely with the provincial government and our local partner, Bright Star Development Society Baloch
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