Humanitarian Assistance for Over 1.5 Million Rural Communities Hit by Flood

Emergency Relief Support:

Sindh province is hit hardest by the heavy rainfall and flash floods in the month of August 2020, claim lives and destroy homes, putting millions of people at risk of disease and widespread malnutrition. 80 per cent of standing crops damaged and small traders badly affected. With no pathway for the water to drain, hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes and set up temporary make-shift tents on roads.

2.5 million persons (over 500,000 households across Sindh) to varying degrees, over 1 million acres of crops have been affected and over 15 thousand villages got inundated. More than 77 thousand houses have been damaged fully, while over 137 thousand houses have been damaged partially

Tthe Provincial Government of Sindh declared 20 districts as ‘calamity-Hit areas’ of which Sindh Rural Support Organization (SRSO) is present in five (5) districts; Thatta, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Badin and Umarkot.

The preliminary-based surveys showed massive damage in those five districts and affected more than one million population which comprises approximately one hundred and sixty thousand (160,000) families, while more than thirty thousand (30,000) houses have been destroyed. In these districts, not only the loss of crops and livelihoods has occurred which resulted severe shortage of food and clean drinking water. The population which had moved from the affected areas are in dire straits and no humanitarian agencies have reached out to the far-flung areas to meet the basics such as food and safe water.

SRSO in coordination with the respective District Governments is engaged in relief activities with the support of stake holders at their districts. SRSO is using the resources that we have available at hand but it's not nearly enough for what we need. SRSO has launched an immediate response appeal to provide aid to the families affected by this natural disaster. International humanitarian community has been asked to support the response by covering gaps where the needs inevitably exceed the SRSO’s response capacity. Significant funding, planning and combined efforts are required to provide sustainable long-term rehabilitation. The basic opportunities to work for flood affected are provision of funds for construction of shelter and creation of livelihood.

SRSO is now accepting donations from philanthropic individuals, non-profit organizations and corporations. Provide assistance in the priority areas of dry ration, clean drinking water, tents, non-food items, mosquito nets, fodder for livestock and medical supplies. Please donate generously at this time of need.

For more information on relief efforts please contact:
Phone: 071-56271820
Email : info@srso.org.pk

Details of bank for Donations
Bank Name:   Silk Bank Limited
Branch Address:   Sukkur Branch
Branch Code:   0010
Account title:   Sindh Rural Support Organization
Account No:   002005809207
IBAN No:   PK39 SAUD 0000 0020 0580 9207
Silk Bank SWIFT code for foreign remittance   SAUDPKKAXXX
Purpose of payment   Rainfall Emergency Relief 2020


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