Climate emergency: CESVI stands by Pakistan, one of the countries most affected by the climate crisis

According to the United Nations*, the last eight years have been the hottest ever: rising global temperatures and climate shocks are deepening the vulnerability of entire populations around the world, contributing to the escalation of a dangerous cycle of lack of livelihoods, increased displacement, and impact on the spread of disease. In 2023 alone – […]


Floods in Pakistan: our response to the climate crisis

In 2022, during the monsoon season, Pakistan experienced one of the worst humanitarian disasters in its history. The torrential rains, up to 5 times more intense than the average of the last 30 years, combined with the rapid melting of glaciers caused by an anomalous heatwave, led to violent floods that submerged a third of […]


Flood emergency in Pakistan: with People In Need to ensure women’s dignity

The year 2022 was a terrible year for Pakistan marked by the worst flooding in the country’s history, which was one-third submerged by water. A humanitarian catastrophe that well represents the increasingly devastating effects of the climate crisis: since the beginning of summer 2022 torrential rains – up to 5 times more intense than the average of the last 30 years – have hit the Region.


CESVI still on the front line to support Pakistan, devastated by the climate crisis

Pakistan alluvione

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.


Climate emergency in Pakistan: ever-increasing numbers and an escalating humanitarian crisis

Pakistan crisi climatica

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.