Thursday, 12 August 2010

Pakistan Floods 'an area the size of England'

I remember times when I lived in Pakistan when torrential rain brought flooded roads and mud everywhere so that life was disrupted for a few days. But I find it hard to really comprehend the extensiveness of the present flooding and human misery in Pakistan. Hearing ‘an area the size of England is flooded’ and harrowing experiences of victims whose children were washed away, homes demolished, livestock and crops destroyed only starts to give some idea of the scale of the disaster that has struck millions of people and the country as a whole.
And what can anyone do?
Here, we held an emergency meeting on Monday. We had been asked by another organisation to receive donations on their behalf for the Pak Mission Society and we have a project for that. ...... We have agreed the secondment of a mission partner in Pakistan to Tearfund. I have also set up an undesignated flood relief fund to be used where needed. John Hayward

More from the CMS Website

Pakistan: ‘flood relief needs massive boost’
A report by Pak Mission Society reveals growing extent of the flood disaster and desperate need for more aid
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Pakistan floods update
Latest news of how CMS friends and partners are helping in Pakistan's flood repsonse and how you can support them
Read more > :: 10/08/2010 ::

Pakistan floods
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