Floods in Pakistan caused by heavy Rains

Residents Taking Shelter In A Mosque Wait To Be Evacuated As Army Soldiers Move Past

Residents taking shelter in a mosque wait to be evacuated as army soldiers move past in a boat in Nowshera, located in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province July 31, 2010. Heavy monsoon rains have triggered the worst floods in decades in Pakistan’s northwest, killing more than 400 people and forcing thousands from their homes as authorities struggle to reach stranded villagers.

Air Force Personnel Load Relief Supplies For Flood Victims In Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier



Air force personnel load relief supplies for flood victims in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province onto a C-130 aircraft at the Faisal Air force base in Karachi July 31, 2010. Heavy monsoon rains have triggered the worst floods in decades in Pakistan’s northwest, killing more than 400 people and forcing thousands from their homes as authorities struggle to reach stranded villagers.

Army Soldiers Assist Residents To Higher Grounds After Evacuating Them From Nowshera



Army soldiers assist residents to higher grounds after evacuating them from Nowshera, located in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province July 31, 2010. Heavy monsoon rains have triggered the worst floods in decades in Pakistan’s northwest, killing more than 400 people and forcing thousands from their homes as authorities struggle to reach stranded villagers.

A Man Tries To Cross A Make-Shift Bridge To Escape His Flooded Home In Nowshera



A man tries to cross a make-shift bridge to escape his flooded home in Nowshera, located in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province July 31, 2010. Heavy monsoon rains have triggered the worst floods in decades in Pakistan’s northwest, killing more than 400 people and forcing thousands from their homes as authorities struggle to reach stranded villagers.

Army Soldiers Carry The Body Of A Dead Man To Higher Grounds Amongst Residents



Army soldiers carry the body of a dead man to higher grounds amongst residents being evacuated by boat from Nowshera, located in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province July 31, 2010. Heavy monsoon rains have triggered the worst floods in decades in Pakistan’s northwest, killing more than 400 people and forcing thousands from their homes as authorities struggle to reach stranded villagers

Resident Uses Handphone To Photograph Flooded Town Of Nowshera From Nearby Hilltop



A resident uses a handphone to photograph the flooded town of Nowshera from a nearby hilltop in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province July 31, 2010. Heavy monsoon rains have triggered the worst floods in decades in Pakistan’s northwest, killing more than 400 people and forcing thousands from their homes as authorities struggle to reach stranded villagers.

Army Soldiers Use A Boat To Evacuate A Family Through A Main Road In Nowshera



Army soldiers use a boat to evacuate a family through a main road in Nowshera, located in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province July 31, 2010. Heavy monsoon rains have triggered the worst floods in decades in Pakistan’s northwest, killing more than 400 people and forcing thousands from their homes as authorities struggle to reach stranded villagers.

A Person Points Towards Their Flooded Home From A Hilltop Overlooking Nowshera



A person points towards their flooded home from a hilltop overlooking Nowshera, located in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province July 31, 2010. Heavy monsoon rains have triggered the worst floods in decades in Pakistan’s northwest, killing more than 400 people and forcing thousands from their homes as authorities struggle to reach stranded villagers.

A Family Rescued By Army Soldiers Pass A Cargo Truck With Men On Top Taking Shelter



A family rescued by army soldiers pass a cargo truck with men on top taking shelter from heavy floods in Nowshera, located in northwest Pakistan July 31, 2010. Heavy monsoon rains have triggered the worst floods in decades in Pakistan’s northwest, killing more than 400 people and forcing thousands from their homes as authorities struggle to reach stranded villagers.

Residents Search Through The Wreckage Of Their House After Floods



Residents search through the wreckage of their house after it was destroyed by floods in the outskirts of Peshawar July 30, 2010. About 150 people have been killed by flashfloods and bad weather in Pakistan in the last week, with the country’s northwest and Baluchistan provinces bearing the brunt of the storms, officials said on Thursday.

Residents Use Buckets To Scoop Water From Their House After Floods



Residents use buckets to scoop water from their house after it was destroyed by floods in the outskirts of Peshawar July 30, 2010. About 150 people have been killed by flashfloods and bad weather in Pakistan in the last week, with the country’s northwest and Baluchistan provinces bearing the brunt of the storms, officials said on Thursday.

A Man Carries Melons As He Wades Through A Flooded Street After Heavy Rains In Peshawar



A man carries melons as he wades through a flooded street after heavy rains in Peshawar July 29, 2010. Almost 200 people have been killed by flashfloods and bad weather in Pakistan in the last week, with the country’s northwest and Baluchistan provinces bearing the worst of the storms, officials said on Thursday.

Residents And Shopkeepers Wade Through A Flooded Street With Their Belongings



Residents and shopkeepers wade through a flooded street with their belongings after heavy rains in Peshawar July 29, 2010. Almost 200 people have been killed by flashfloods and bad weather in Pakistan in the last week, with the country’s northwest and Baluchistan provinces bearing the worst of the storms, officials said on Thursday.

How you can help:

Besides sending cash through below mentioned charity organizations, you can support by providing following commodities. Please do not donate old/expired stuff. Make sure edible items are hygienic and properly packed.
  • Clothing: Clothes of various sizes, Beddings, Shoes
  • Utensils: Jerricans (large plastic cans that hold 20 liters of water or other liquids), Crockery, Buckets
  • Toiletries: Tissues, Soaps, Dettol (antibacterial cleaners), Towels
  • Food: Rice, Sugar, Flour (Atta), Onions, Potatoes, Cooking oil, Tea, Milk (tetra packs or powder), Safe drinking water, Cooked Food
Medicines:
  • Water purification tablets.
  • Life saving drugs.
  • Vaccines for malaria, cholera, typhoid, influenza.
  • Pain killers including strong ones like morphine derivatives, tremadol, pethadine, kinz .
  • Antibiotics e.g. tetnus, amoxil, gentamycin.
  • IV cannulas
  • IV Drip sets
  • IV drips: normal saline, ringerlactate
  • Local anesthetics (injections)
  • Cotton bandages, cotton.
  • Surgical instruments: e.g needle holders, forceps, tweezers.
  • Suturing materials, Skin staples.

For Donations, Please contact following Pakistani organizations who are collecting relief funds for flood victims and donate as much you like.

  1. Al-Khidmat Foundation: Donate here.
  2. Edhi Foundation: Donate here.
  3. SUNGI Development Foundation. Donate here.
  4. Pakistan Red Crescent Society: PRCS has offices in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Muzaffarabad. [Contact Information]
  5. Pakistan Youth Organisation [Contact Information]

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