We at CESVI have been present in Pakistan since 2005, reaching more than 2.5 million beneficiaries. We have been operating in Sindh for years, where we help local communities and authorities to improve their disaster response capabilities with training activities aimed at improving crisis response capabilities. We have also arranged for the creation of river water monitoring systems that make it possible to control the level of watercourses and to prepare for the impact of floods, once the alert threshold has been reached.Continue
Climate emergency in Pakistan: ever-increasing numbers and an escalating humanitarian crisis
In Pakistan, over 7 million children and women need immediate access to nutritional and health services and some 5.5 million people lack access to safe drinking water. In the fragile segment of the population, 4 million children do not have access to health services (OCHA, 2022).
In flood-affected areas of Sindh and Balochistan, outbreaks of waterborne diseases continue to increase, particularly due to the unavailability of health facilities and the disastrous consequences of standing water.
Pakistan, the consequences of the flood also affect food security
In Pakistan, the number of people affected by the floods continues to remain dramatic: 33 million, of which 7.9 million are internally displaced.
Even if the rainy season is drawing to a close, in the southern provinces the situation is still critical and there is indeed an increase in the water level in the flooded areas.
In Pakistan we are still in a state of emergency
In Pakistan, about 7.6 million people, almost half of whom are children, are displaced, are still in a state of emergency and are in need of help (OCHA, 2022). At least 23,900 schools have been damaged or destroyed by floods across the country, most of them in Sindh. Of those remaining, 5,500 are used as rescue camps.Continue
Updates from Pakistan: the visit of Secretary General Guterres in a still disastrous situation
Between 8 and 10 September, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres organized a visit to Pakistan to offer solidarity and support to the local community. Since June of this year, the country is experiencing a serious humanitarian crisis, caused by one of the worst monsoon seasons in its history.Continue
Climate crisis in Pakistan: a third of the country is submerged by floods
Since June 14, Pakistan has been experiencing one of the worst monsoon seasons in its history, 3 times – 5 times in the most affected areas – more intense than the average of the last 30 years. According to the United Nations, 33 million people – including 16 million children – have been affected by […]Continue
Pakistan: A fresh start for Sahib
Dande Darpa Khel is a village in tehsil Miran Shah, North Waziristan. In 2014, the little town was severely affected by the instabilities in north-western Pakistan, which forced over 5 million people into displacement in the whole country, including the 17,500 inhabitants of Dande Darpa Khel, who could come back to their village only in […]Continue
“Clean water at our doorstep”
In June 2014, instabilities in north-western Pakistan forced over 5 million people into displacement, leaving their homes and all their belongings in the hope of finding shelter and safety in neighbouring regions. Among them, there were also the 2,320 inhabitants of the small village of Gul Akram Kot, in North Waziristan. Following the unrest, they […]Continue
Rising To The Challenges. Support for the communities affected by 2020 floods in Pakistan
Cesvi, together with Alliance2015 partners ACTED and Concern Worldwide, has been working to help over 20,000 beneficiaries affected by floods in Pakistan.Continue