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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Pakistan: EU humanitarian aid reaches survivors of devastating floods

Torrential monsoon rains have triggered the most severe flooding in Pakistan's recent history, washing away villages and leaving millions in dire need of humanitarian aid.

In the wake of the emergency, the EU responded by releasing over €2.35 million in humanitarian funding, delivering life-saving aid across the country thanks to its partners.

We have also coordinated the incoming assistance offered by Member States through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

EU humanitarian funding has helped provide temporary emergency shelters, food and clean water, cash transfers, and primary healthcare services to those affected.

In one of the most affected areas, the EU’s humanitarian partner Cesvi came to the aid of a community displaced along a narrow road in Sindh province.

Aerial view of a flooded landscape with a narrow path on the foreground
Along a narrow path lined with temporary shelters, trucks from the EU’s partner Cesvi offload relief items.
© European Union, 2022 (photographer: Abdul Majeed)
People line up to receive relief items.
People line up to receive relief items. Pakistani authorities estimate it could take up to 6 months for floodwaters to recede in the hardest-hit areas.
© European Union, 2022 (photographer: Abdul Majeed)
Shabana carrying a water container in front of her shelter made of sticks and cloths
Shabana’s home was destroyed, she now lives in a shelter made of sticks and cloths. The EU and Cesvi provided her with tents, water jars, hygiene kits and other basic items. After floodwater recedes, Shabana says she plans to rebuild her house.
© European Union, 2022 (photographer: Abdul Majeed)
Women on a road alongside their makeshift shelters
Women return to their makeshift shelters after receiving hygiene kits and other essential items. Floods have destroyed millions of homes, forcing people to live in temporary shelters across Pakistan.
© European Union, 2022 (photographer: Abdul Majeed)
A man carries relief items
A man carries relief items along the only surviving road in the area. Numerous roads and bridges have been washed away or severely damaged, impeding access to many areas.
© European Union, 2022 (photographer: Abdul Majeed)
A woman cooks bread outside her tent
A woman cooks bread outside her tent. Estimated figures indicate that around 33 million people have been affected by the floods and will most likely require humanitarian assistance for a long time. When a disaster strikes, prompt support is vital.
© European Union, 2022 (photographer: Abdul Majeed)

Story by Federica Cuccia and Peter Biro, EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.
Photos
© European Union, 2022 (photographer: Abdul Majeed)
Publication date: 26/09/2022