Flood emergency response in Pakistan

Pakistan has experienced one of the worst floods in the history of the country. More than 30 million people and 65% of the country have been affected. Key infrastructure, health facilities and schools in various parts of the country have been severely damaged and the livelihoods of many destroyed. Helvetas helps to rebuild vital drinking water systems and supports the provision of food and necessary seeds.

  • Project Name
    Flood emergency response in Pakistan
  • Project Phase
    2022 to 2023
  • Funding
    This project is funded by donations
  • Thematic focus
    Humanitarian Response
    WASH Services

This project was completed in 2023.

Heavy monsoon rains in the late summer of 2022 led to one of the worst floods in Pakistan's history. Around 65% of the country was affected and 72 districts were classified as disaster areas. Health facilities, schools, institutions, bridges, roads, and infrastructure in various parts of the country were severely damaged and the homes and livelihoods of many people were destroyed.

Due to the destruction of livelihoods and agricultural land, those affected lack food and sources of drinking water. Several valleys and villages are still isolated from essential goods and infrastructure, as the roads leading to them have been washed away by floods and landslides.

Given the sheer extent of the damages, the international community provides WASH facilities, food, and shelter in the affected areas.

Helvetas Germany supports affected families with immediate emergency food aid and supplyies farmers with wheat seeds so that they can rebuild the necessary infrastructure and grow vital staple foods. Helvetas is also assisting in restoring the critical drinking water supplies to enable people to return to the affected areas.

How Helvetas Supports People in Pakistan

Helvetas focuses its efforts in Pakistan on providing better protection against natural disasters and on sustainable water management.