CWS situation report: Pakistan Storms

News and Press Release
Originally published
Storms and resulting flooding have hit Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, in the last three days, killing more than 300 persons. Further bad weather is predicted, with the government issuing a cyclone warning for Karachi and other coastal communities in the coming days.

Officials said the new storm system was expected to bring strong winds and considerable rainfall to Sindh province, of which Karachi is the capital, and in neighboring Baluchistan province. More than 2,000 people in that province were being evacuated to higher ground, according to reports.

Parts of Karachi were still without electricity or drinking water two days following the storm and flooding.

RESPONSE: Church World Service in Pakistan is monitoring the situation and expects to respond to the flooding in some capacity in the coming days.

For further information about disasters to which Church World Service is responding please visit or call the CWS Hotline, (800) 297-1516.

Media Contacts:
Lesley Crosson, CWS/New York, 212-870-2676;
Jan Dragin (24/7), 781-925-1526;