Flood Victims in Pakistan Crisis Need Our Help

September 2, 2010

Over 20 million Pakistanis are in need of help now as massive floods have raged down the Indus River.

Even before the floods, Christian Aid had been involved in sending help for needy persons in Pakistan, although the flooding has made problems worse.

The good news is that Christian Aid relief is getting through to some of the families in desperate need of emergency help.

By distributing help through indigenous ministries, the Christian Aid assistance does not have to go through the delays and red tape of government bureaucracy.

“The crisis aid we have sent for survivors is getting through and is making a big difference,” says the Christian Aid director for South Asia, “but they continue to need much more since this is the worst flooding in 80 years.”

“Native missionaries are grateful for the help we are sending but the needs are increasing every day—so we must send more help,” said the director. “With homes, crops and livestock all destroyed, millions face death from disease and starvation. It will take many years to rebuild. So Christian Aid is committed to long term assistance.”