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The floods that hit Pakistan in 2010 were the worst in the country’s history. You donated nearly £3 million to our Pakistan Floods appeal, helping us reach 400,000 people.
Torrential monsoon rain in Pakistan has caused floods which have killed at least 80 people and destroyed thousands of homes, roads and bridges. With more heavy rain expected over the coming weeks, this year’s floods could have a severe impact across the country.
Heavy monsoon rains have devastated the lives of millions of people across South and East Asia
Devastating floods have killed hundreds of people and destroyed crops, homes, schools and jobs.
We are in close contact with our partners in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Thailand and Pakistan and are working together to ease suffering and save lives.
One year on from the start of the Pakistan floods, we have provided assistance to more than 285,000 people.
In the six months since Pakistan suffered the worst flooding in the country's history we have delivered vital aid to 124,000 people.
At the end of July last year torrential monsoon rains inundated huge swathes of Pakistan, leaving one fifth of the country under water. Almost 2,000 people were killed and more than 18 million were affected by the floods.
Your amazing response has enabled us to deliver aid to 124,000 people. But there is still an enormous amount of work to do and the next phase of our relief efforts will reach another 75,000 people in the coming months.
The worst floods in living memory hit the village of Basala in northern Pakistan in August 2010, destroying the system that supplied homes and schools with safe drinking water.
The floods caused such widespread damage that many people feared the water system would never work again.
When the tidal wave hit Rahimyar Khan in the southern part of the Punjab province, Pakistan, it ripped everything away - communities, homes, and livelihoods.
The people in the region have retreated to dams which are kilometres long and wait for help there. There's water to the left, there's water to the right. The villages have been destroyed completely.
The fields are still flooded. The muddy water sticks to the mango trees. At least 90 percent of the working population earned their living with agriculture, such as sugar cane, cotton, rice and mangos.
CAFOD has increased its aid pledge to Pakistan, as the true scale of the disaster continues to emerge.
We have now pledged =A3750,000 in emergency funds to our partners, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Cordaid and Caritas Pakistan, to ensure help reaches those who need it most.
The worst flooding in a generation has cut a swathe of destruction from the northern mountain regions to wheat fields in the south.
CAFOD pledges aid relief to Pakistan as flooding kills more than 1,000 and 2.5 million are left homeless
We pledged an initial =A3100,000 in emergency funds in the wake of flooding that is devastating north-west Pakistan.
And as the country braces itself for further monsoon storms we are working with partner organisations on the ground to support those most affected.
Lucy Morris, Programme Officer for Pakistan, said: "The situation is desperate and with more rains on the way we are concerned that more people will die and the floods will reach further into areas that are as …
We have pledged =A3100,000 to help the 1.5 million people in Pakistan forced from their homes because of fighting
Our partners in the conflict area have responded rapidly to the escalating humanitarian crisis by providing clean water, temporary shelter, bedding and kitchen equipment, as well as trauma counselling, to nearly 150,000 people so far.
Their efforts will expand as the crisis grows.
Nearly 18,000 people are now living in earthquake-proof shelters built with the help of CAFOD supporters as this weekend marks the one year anniversary of the earthquake which devastated parts of northern Pakistan and Kashmir.
Over 70,000 people were killed by the earthquake on the 8 October 2005 and a further 3.5 million made homeless. CAFOD's appeal raised £1.8 million, including £465,000 from parishes in England and Wales. Funds have been used to support survivors as they strive to get their lives back on track.
Bishop John Rawsthorne has travelled to Pakistan to offer his support and prayers to survivors of the devastating earthquake which hit the country on October 8 last year
This weekend marks the six-month anniversary of the earthquake which devastated northern Pakistan and Indian-administered Kashmir, killing more than 70,000 and leaving 3.5 million homeless
CAFOD and its partners have been at the forefront of ongoing work to rebuild the lives of those affected by the South Asia Earthquake and, while full recovery will take years, much progress has already been made.
CAFOD responded immediately to the needs of the earthquake-affected communities by committing almost =A32.2 million to its partners in Pakistan.
This has so far provided survivors …
by Ludger Smolka, Caritas Germany
CAFOD partners continuing to deliver relief to the worst-affected areas despite harsh conditions over the Christmas and New Year period
Three months after the earthquake that devastated large areas of northern Pakistan and India, conditions in the region have worsened due to heavy snowfall, rain and resulting landslides.
With harsher weather conditions and temperatures dropping as low as -20 degrees Celsius in the highest villages, the priority now is to provide the homeless with the means to protect themselves against the cold.
The British public has pledged =A330 million through …
With temperatures dropping and snow falling, Caritas is moving quickly to provide tents, plastic sheeting, blankets, and other essential items to survivors of the South Asia earthquake.
The powerful quake claimed tens of thousands of lives in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Pakistani-administered Kashmir, and left scores displaced and injured.
It is estimated that more than 3.5 million people have been affected.
Relief workers are increasingly concerned about the cold weather, as many earthquake survivors are still forced to spend their days either out in the open or in tents.
Providing shelter from the harsh climate is a top priority for Caritas, which has distributed nearly 3,000 winterised tents and more than 4,000 plastic sheets. "Thank you for your help," says 55-year-old Abdel, from the small mountain village of Boi. "No other NGO has made it to us yet."
As night falls, temperatures can drop to four degrees Celsius, and thunderstorms occur regularly.
CAFOD is supporting its partners working
hard to bring emergency relief to the areas affected by the disaster in
Pakistan, Kashmir, India, and Afghanistan
It is feared more than 79,000 died in the massive earthquake which struck South Asia in the early hours of October 8, with up to another 80,000 injured, and three million left homeless.
Money to help the thousands at risk of freezing to death from fast-appraoching Himalayan winter if shelter is not found urgently
What is the latest from the affected areas?