The 2022 monsoons in Pakistan were three times more intense than the country’s 30-year average rainfall, leading to one of the greatest catastrophes Pakistan has ever experienced and more humanitarian needs than the country’s devastating earthquake in 2005.
A devastating humanitarian crisis affecting over 33 million people has been brought on by unprecedented rainfall and severe flash floods in 116 160 districts, with 72 severely disaster-struck regions labeled. The widespread infrastructure damage and landslides resulted in over 1,160 fatalities, 3,550+ injuries, 1,057,350+ destroyed homes, 240+ bridges, 170+ shops, and 3,145+ miles of roads, impacted over 2 million acres of crops and killed 730,000+ livestock, disrupted the way of life for locals for years to come.
The already known and top-rated 4-Star USA NGO, Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD), also registered with the Ministry of Interior in Pakistan, has announced a $15 million cash and in-kind campaign to support short- and long-term flood relief efforts in Pakistan. Balochistan, Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, and Azad Jammu & Kashmir are all home to HHRD, which offers urgent relief and assistance through food, water, shelter, mobile medical treatment, and transporting families to safety. Over 72,000 people in 21 Districts have received assistance from HHRD between July 14 and August 29, 2022.
The immediate recovery operations are still ongoing, and long-term rehabilitation and settlement plans are also in place for the affected families in the coming months and years. HHRD is a registered international non-governmental organization (INGO) in Pakistan with an annual budget of $12+ million. It currently supports 500,000+ people through in-kind donations, 2,500+ people through skills development and livelihood, 750+ people through education, 22,000+ people through healthcare & nutrition, 20,000+ people through physical rehabilitation, and 250,000+ people through seasonal programs, in addition to 10,000+ orphans, 1,600+ children with disabilities, 900+ annual water projects, and 10,000+ orphans
Donating to Helping Hand USA ensures donations go directly to needy individuals. Charity Navigator has ranked Helping Hand USA as one of the highest-rated charities for more than ten years.
To learn more and donate, please visit hhrd.org/PakistanFloods.
For more information, please visit www.hhrd.org or call 1-888-808-4357 (HELP).
HHRD is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Tax ID# 31-1628040.