In response to the desperate situation which continues to unfold in Pakistan, the Hymans Robertson Foundation has recently made a donation of £5,000, on behalf of the firm, to DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal | Disasters Emergency Committee.
It’s been more than two months since the record monsoon rains began, affecting more than 30 million people and leaving more than 6 million in urgent need. At one point more than a third of Pakistan was underwater, and across the country more than 1.7 million home have been destroyed or badly damaged and whole villages remain submerged or cut off. Many people have been left homeless and facing huge challenges, and alongside a lack of food and clean water there is an increasing risk of waterborne diseases including cholera and dengue fever.
Support from across the UK, including matched funding from UK Government, has already reached £25million but rain continues to fall in some of the worst hit areas. Eleven DEC charities are currently engaged directly and with local authorities and other agencies, to provide emergency relief, with the immediate priorities to provide temporary shelter, emergency food support and access to clean water and medical care.
Visit the DEC website for further details or to make a donation directly.
“Our priority right now is to help save and protect lives as waters continue to rise. The scale of these floods has caused a shocking level of destruction – crops have been swept away and livestock killed across huge swathes of the country, which means hunger will follow” said Saleh Saeed, chief executive of the Disasters Emergency Committee