Situation report: Pakistan (Sindh) Storms

Heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan's Sindh province have submerged houses, destroyed crops and displaced thousands of families -- all in an area still recovering from last year's devastating floods.

Photo: Adnan Khan

Situation:

Heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan's Sindh province have submerged houses, destroyed crops and displaced thousands of families – all in an area still recovering from last year's devastating floods.  At least 18 have died.  Water levels are increasing, and thousands are taking refuge.  Authorities have established up to 30 displacement camps.  Rains are also starting to affect other parts of the country.

Response:

CWS field staff were the first to reach some villages of Kaddan Union Council (similar to a U.S. county), Badin District early this morning, as part of initial efforts.  CWS's disaster response staff team based in Pakistan is monitoring the situation and making preparations for a possible response.

HOW TO HELP: Contributions to support CWS emergency response efforts may be made online, sent to your denomination, or to Church World Service, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515.

ACT Alliance  Church World Service is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global coalition of churches and agencies engaged in development, humanitarian assistance and advocacy.

Media Contact:
Lesley Crosson, 212-870-2676, lcrosson@churchworldservice.org
Jan Dragin, 781-925-1526, jdragin@gis.net


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