Ehsaas is working on the ground in the most devastated areas to deliver Monthly Food Rations to those most affected.
The floods caused due to heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 41 people in Karachi, Pakistan. The National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) has also reported that a further 31 in Sindh, 23 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15 in Balochistan, 8 in Punjab, 3 in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and 10 in Gilgit-Baltistan have also been killed and at least 40 people have been injured.
Pakistan experiences monsoon rains during July and August but has never experienced such heavy rainfall since records began.
According the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) in a report of 25 August, in Sindh alone, heavy rainfall and ensuing flooding have affected the districts of Mirpur Khas, Tharparkar, Karachi, Badin, Thatta, Hyderabad, Chhor and Tando Jam.
In Karachi, since records began in 1931, this is now considered the worst flooding in its history and, as of August 28th 2020, 760 mm of rainfall was recorded in a single week that forced the authorities to employ boats to rescue people stranded in the streets across the city.
District Malir, District Korangi and Yusuf Goth North are some of the worst affected areas of Karachi. The Ehsaas team is in those areas and has, so far, distributed ration to more than 100 affected families, with each ration bag containing enough food for a family of 5 to 6 persons for a month.
A typical Ration Pack includes:
- Flour 20kgs
- Rice 5kg
- Sugar 3kg
- Cooking Oil 3ltr
- Daal Channa 1kg
- Daal Moong 1kg
- Daal Masoor 1kg
- Red Chilli Powder 200gm
- Coriander Powder 200gm
- Turmeric Powder 100gm
- Tea 400gm
- Salt 800gm
Your donations are vital for so many poor families who have lost everything at this devastating time. Please donate as much as you can – Thank You.