The floods that hit Pakistan in 2010 affected 18 millionpeople, and destroyed houses, roads and bridges overvast areas.
We provided food,water and emergencykits – includingblankets, sheets andcooking utensils – topeople who’d beenforced from theirhomes.
As the floods receded,we helped people toconstruct newshelters..
Two womendemonstrate thelevel of flooding onone of only threehouses that weren’twashed away inParto Malik, SindhProvince.
Sat Bai and her daughteroutside their newshelter in Parto Malik.She holds a picture ofher son, who was killedin the floods.“I lost my son,” shesaid, ”but God gave me anew home.”
We provided clean water and hygiene training to help preventthe spread of disease.
We employed people toclean up damagedschools, and rebuildroads and water supplyschemes, in return forcash to cover their basicneeds.
Today, we are helpingfamilies who losteverything to becomeself-reliant again – forexample by providingseeds and fertiliser tohelp people grow crops.
Our partner AWARD hasgiven goats to women inremote villages in Punjab,which they are breedingto sell for a profit.
We are ensuring that disabled people who lost everything in thefloods have the support they need to live independently.
And we are helping communities plan for future disasters – forexample by rebuilding bridges so that they can evacuate safelyin future emergencies
Thanks to your compassion,we have reached more than385,000 people affected by the floods. Please keep the people of Pakistan in your thoughts and prayers. Photos Robert Cruickshank, Lucy Morris, Monika Vrsanska/CAFOD Eoghan Rice/Trócaire Asad Zaidi/Catholic Relief Services