Caritas rebuilding hope in Pakistan

12/11/2010

Caritas Pakistan Flood News Story
Pakistan Flood survivor Sher Ali - 14 years old and the sole provider for his family of nine.
Three months after floods engulfed the north-west of Pakistan, Caritas Australia is working in partnership with local organisations and AusAID to rebuild hope in the devastated communities.

In August the world witnessed one of the largest natural disasters in decades, as intense rain and flooding impacted on 21 million lives, leaving at least eight million flood victims in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

Though much land is still inundated, Caritas Australia is now helping communities to return home and rebuild.

Almost 90 per cent of people displaced from the KPK and Punjab regions have returned to their villages. With winter approaching, the priority now is to provide shelter and warmth for those whose homes were destroyed.

Caritas Australia has received considerable support from the Australia public in response to its Pakistan appeal, allowing for the provision of food, water, shelter and infrastructure assistance for at least 250,000 people.

As flood-affected communities in Pakistan’s north-west begin to emerge from the most immediate crisis, Caritas Australia is now looking to promote human dignity through the restoration of livelihoods and agriculture.

Over the coming months, the efforts of Caritas' local partners to restore agriculture will be bolstered by an additional $1.7 million in funding from the Australian Government’s agency for international aid and development, AusAID.

Working together in partnership with AusAID and local communities, Caritas Australia is committed to stand by Pakistan’s most vulnerable as they recover from months of deluge.

You can support Caritas Australia’s disaster response and preparedness around the world by calling 1800 024 413 or donate online

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