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Amidst crisis, donor support is life-changing

26 October 2022, Impact of Our Work, Climate

Pakistan’s worst ever flooding has devastated at least 80 million people. Now support from donors is helping get many back on their feet

In times of emergency, support from donors allows Save the Children to respond immediately to the needs of families and children. This is happening in Pakistan where supporters’ generosity helped us respond with relief aid, and bring children back to learning after floods damaged their schools.

Save the Children’s Response Team Lead for Pakistan, Hassan Qaiser, describes the work we’re doing in flood affected areas.

Getting children back to learning

As floods caused structural damage to schools, and swept away books, whiteboards, tables and chairs, children’s education has been significantly affected. 

In this Save the Children temporary learning centre in one of the affected provinces, many children are being linked back to learning.

Children in a temporary learning space after flooding affected their school.

Food and shelter for families

We’re scaling up our response and providing emergency relief to families who have lost everything. We’re distributing food packages and non-food item kits, and providing emergency shelter and tents. 

Our teams are running two medical camps in two areas, where we are providing life-saving medical care to children suffering from flood-related illnesses.

As of October 2022, Save the Children has reached almost 40,000 people, including almost 20,000 children through the life-saving activities that kind donors are making possible with their compassionate support.

Relief items ready for distribution to families whose homes and possessions have been devastated by the flood waters. 

A tent we provided as emergency accommodation for a family whose home had been inundated in Sindh province
Photos: Save the Children.

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