Christians Lend Helping Hand in Pakistan

This post on Christian Today was good news from a bad situation. I had no idea of the terrible floods Pakistan is enduring right now, but I am glad to see the first group giving a helping hand be Christian. Hopefully they are able to help out all of those in need. Please keep all those affected by this disaster in your prayers over the next few days.

“Christian Aid has launched an emergency appeal to assist those affected by the devastating flooding in Pakistan.

The international development agency said urgent humanitarian aid was needed for millions who are in dire need of water, food and shelter.

“Pakistan is facing a humanitarian crisis,” said Robin Greenwood, Christian Aid’s head of Asia and Middle East division.

“Thousands of people are still waiting to receive assistance. It is crucial to get humanitarian aid to the people and the places that need it most.”

At least 1,500 people have been killed and 3.2 million affected in the worst floods witnessed in several decades.

Christian relief organisations Tearfund, Church World Service (CWS), Norwegian Church Aid and the German agency Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe have been distributing food packets and temporary shelter kits in the affected areas.

CWS Pakistan team members report an increasing need for assistance and say blocked roadways and communications continue to hamper aid workers from reaching cut-off survivors with vital food and supplies.

Reporting from Sibbi, Balochistan, CWS Pakistan Senior Project Officer Saleem Dominic, said, “Food is the initial, immediate need, with hygiene and shelter next. Houses are completely destroyed and flood water remains in the houses, which poses health risks.”

CWS is the first organisation to distribute food in Sibbi. Dominic said flood survivors were “very grateful” for the help.” – “Christian Aid Launches Emergency Appeal for Pakistan Floods”, Christian Today