The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is responding to the ongoing flooding across Pakistan, which has already killed over 1,300 people and destroyed more than a million homes.
IRC emergency response teams have deployed to provide immediate assistance in Pakistan where more than 33 million people have been affected by the flooding.
The IRC has worked in Pakistan since 1980. We are committed to supporting humanitarian relief and recovery efforts amid expectations of further heavy rains throughout the rest of the country's monsoon season. Donate now.
September 13, 2022
Pakistan continues to deal with severe flooding; find out the impact of the floods below.
September 12, 2022
The IRC is warning that the heavy rains forecasted to hit Pakistan will exacerbate the country’s humanitarian crisis.
“Agriculture and farming are the sole sources of income for communities across the country, and millions of families are at risk of becoming solely reliant on humanitarian support as the country’s GDP shrinks,” warned IRC Pakistan Director, Shabnam Baloch.
The economic fallout of this crisis will likely lead to an increase in food insecurity and instances of violence against women. It is crucial that the humanitarian response for Pakistan is funded.
September 11, 2022
The IRC's Saima Javaid is on the ground in flood-affected regions of Pakistan. In this video, she recounts the story of a family who's home was destroyed by the flood.
Heartbreaking story from Pakistan. 👇— IRC - International Rescue Committee (@RESCUEorg) September 11, 2022
IRC’s Saima Javaid spoke to families on the ground about how they were affected by the recent flooding that has taken over 1/3 of the country. This is just one of the many stories she heard.
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September 8, 2022
September 6, 2022
Despite being home to 2.8% of the world's population, Pakistan is responsible for just 0.67% of the world's carbon emissions. Still, Pakistan is being disproportionally affected by climate-induced disaster.
“It is undeniable that the climate crisis is a humanitarian issue, and world leaders must treat is as such.”— IRC - International Rescue Committee (@RESCUEorg) September 6, 2022
We need global action on climate change. Pakistan is a clear example why: https://t.co/pwwh5eqYNN
September 4, 2022
The world's climate crisis is apparent in Pakistan, a country disproportionately impacted by climate change. The time to act is now.
This Before ➡️ After on the #PakistanFloods speaks for itself.— IRC - International Rescue Committee (@RESCUEorg) September 3, 2022
People in Pakistan have lost family members, homes and livelihoods—all due to devastating flooding worsened by climate change.
RT if you agree: We need global action on the climate crisis. pic.twitter.com/7i72wd0zGG
September 3, 2022
Watch this video to learn three key facts about the flooding in Pakistan.
September 1, 2022
An article published by Forbes quotes the IRC’s Pakistan country director, Shabnam Baloch: “The horrifying floods in Pakistan are the result of a global failure to properly address climate change. It is undeniable that the climate crisis is a humanitarian issue, and world leaders must treat it as such; the compounding effects of conflict, insecurity, and climate change represents the modern face of humanitarian crisis.”
An article published on Mashable discusses the growing humanitarian crisis in Pakistan and highlights the impact of the IRC’s response.
August 31, 2022
IRC emergency response teams continue their efforts to provide humanitarian relief to those impacted by severe climate-induced flooding in Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan.
August 30, 2022
According to Pakistan’s top climate minister, Sherry Rehman, more than a third of the country is now submerged by the floods. Damages are expected to exceed $10 billion.
The destruction of over 1 million homes is creating a displacement crisis within Pakistan. Among the displaced population are women and girls, who are most vulnerable in times of crisis.
IRC emergency response teams are working to quickly distribute crucial food supplies and have set up emergency medical treatment facilities, where women and girls can receive medical attention.
Millions in #Pakistan and #Afghanistan are in urgent need after major floods. Crops have been damaged, and livestock have been killed. ⚠️— IRC - International Rescue Committee (@RESCUEorg) August 30, 2022
The IRC is responding with critical supplies and medical support, but we need your help.
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August 29, 2022
The IRC launched an emergency response to provide immediate humanitarian relief in Pakistan and flooded regions of neighboring Afghanistan. Pakistan’s floods have a death toll already exceeding 1,000 and have destroyed approximately half a million homes. There has also been significant damage to crops and livestock which will exacerbate humanitarian needs in the country.
“Pakistan has been facing increasingly devastating climate-induced drought and flooding,” says Shabnam Baloch, Pakistan Country Director for the IRC,
Despite producing less than 1% of the world’s carbon footprint, the country is suffering the consequences of the world’s inaction.
The IRC’s emergency response teams have had an immediate impact, reaching nearly 20,000 people so far. Find out more by reading latest statement.
NEW: We’re responding to the devastating flooding in Pakistan that has impacted over 30 million people and killed over 1,000 by providing food, supplies, and medical support.— IRC - International Rescue Committee (@RESCUEorg) August 29, 2022
More on the situation and current needs: https://t.co/2EBYjQVREV
Inside the IRC's work in Pakistan
The IRC first started working in Pakistan in 1980. In the years since, the IRC has provided emergency relief, healthcare, education, job training and worked in close collaboration with the government to confront the COVID-19 pandemic. Now we are providing an emergency humanitarian response to reach those impacted by the ongoing flooding in Pakistan.