Intense monsoon rains during September 7 – 10 left three provinces across Pakistan heavily flooded, affecting more than four million people and leaving almost 400,000 homeless. CRS assessed the damage and is creating an immediate response plan to distribute emergency kits, plus a medium-term plan to assist with shelter, water, sanitation and restoring people’s livelihoods.
These photos show the difficulties thousands of families face as they cope with flooded homes and villages.
Two years after the worst rain flooding disaster in the history of the region, more floods triggered by heavy rains in September 2012 have devastated parts of Southern Sindh province, Pakistan.
Girls pump water in the midst of heavy flooding in their village in Jacobabad district. Even when surrounded by water, finding clean drinking water can be difficult during flooding.
Wading through neck-deep water, women carry clean drinking water from a pump in a neighboring village.
CRS Program Officer Shahida Rajput (wearing CRS cap) speaks with women to assess the damage in the village of Aziz ullah Mehri in southern Pakistan.
All photos by Asad Zaidi for CRS