Millions of people have been temporarily and permanently displaced due to severe flooding in Pakistan, and millions more are threatened as the water continues to rise. Hundreds of thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed. Extreme damage to agricultural land has wiped out seasonal crops on a devastating scale in one of the most productive areas of the country, exacerbating the immediate catastrophe by putting future livelihoods and food security in jeopardy.
CHF International has extensive disaster response experience and is assessing the situation in Pakistan to ensure that we respond in the most effective and appropriate way. In every disaster we respond to, CHF works not only to provide immediate relief to survivors of disaster, but to assist them in moving forward as they rebuild their economic and social foundations. In Pakistan we are focusing our efforts on preparing for reconstruction, for example, repairing roads and irrigation systems, and applying our expertise at agriculture, for example, helping to reduce the extensive damage done by the massive silting of agricultural land in the floods. We will continue to update this page as the situation and our response evolve to be the most effective way of helping the people of Pakistan.