More than two million Swiss francs raised for aid in Pakistan
After the devastating floods in Pakistan, we have received more than two million Swiss francs in donations from the Swiss population within ten days thanks to the support of SRG. With these donations we are financing the projects of our Swiss partner organisations in Pakistan, which are already providing emergency aid. Donations can still be made online or to the postal account 10-15000-6, reference "Floods in Pakistan".
Following the devastating floods in Pakistan, which claimed more than 1300 lives and destroyed almost a million homes, we launched an appeal for donations on 30 August with the support of SRG. In less than two weeks, the Swiss people have already entrusted us with 2,140,784 Swiss francs in donations for relief.
More than 33 million people affected
In recent weeks, Pakistan has been hit by the heaviest monsoon rains in 30 years. A third of the country is flooded and more than 33 million people are in need of assistance. In addition, important infrastructure such as the drinking water supply, health facilities, schools, roads and bridges were damaged or destroyed. The effects for the people will remain for a longer period of time.
"Even though the water is slowly receding, the need for assistance in Pakistan remains enormous. Many people have lost their livelihoods practically overnight and are in urgent need of support. In addition, the risk of disease is increasing due to the lack of clean drinking water and essential food."
Miren Bengoa, director of Swiss Solidarity
Help through Swiss partner organisations
We use the donations collected to finance emergency aid projects of our Swiss partner organisations, which were already active on the ground in Pakistan before the disaster. Thanks to the established structures, the emergency aid of the partner organisations Swiss Red Cross, Helvetas, Solidar Suisse, Save the Children Switzerland and Doctors without Borders could start immediately after the floods. The aid provided by our partner organisations focuses primarily on the prevention of health risks, the distribution of food and access to drinking water and essential goods.
Help the people affected in Pakistan
Swiss Solidarity continues to rely on support for the affected population of Pakistan. Donations can be made directly on our website or to the postal account 10-15000-6 with the reference “Floods in Pakistan”.