2022 Pakistan Floods

Pakistan’s 2022 monsoon season was unprecedented by the frequency and intensity of rainfall, producing floods and landslides and affecting millions of people. The floods have affected at least 33 million people (3.4 million of those children) across all four of the country’s provinces. More than 634,000 homes have been destroyed and people are now living in official government displacement sites. The floods have affected 4.4 million acres of farm land, killing an estimated 872,000 livestock.

The critical needs for relief and recovery, as outlined by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, include cash assistance to those who have lost their homes and livelihoods, food security and agricultural supports, protection, shelter, and health care in the wake of damage to public infrastructure.

Organizations to Support

Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan

The Alkhidmat Foundation was founded in 1990 and is fully dedicated to providing humanitarian services in Pakistan. In response to the floods, the Alkhidmat Foundation has organized over 55,000 volunteers to provide meals, food packs, tents, mosquito nets, and hygiene kits while also providing healthcare services and mobile water filtration plants to areas affected.

ChildLife Foundation

ChildLife was founded in 2010 following another round of devastating floods in Pakistan, to address the increased risk of disease and death children face due to waterborne illnesses. ChildLife is working in every district of the two worst-hit provinces to provide emergency medical relief to children impacted by the floods.

Give2Asia’s Pakistan Flood Relief Fund

Give2Asia is an international nonprofit that mobilizes philanthropic support to local organizations across 20+ countries. In response to the 2022 floods, Give2Asia is raising funds to support 4 partner organizations in Pakistan providing immediate and medium-term relief. This relief includes immediate cash supports, food and water provisions, medical camps, and the eventual repair of homes and public infrastructure.

Indus Hospital and Health Network

Founded in 2007, Indus Hospital & Health Network provides quality healthcare free-of-cost to millions of patients through its countrywide network of hospitals in Pakistan. As a part of its emergency response, IHHN has collaborated with partners from both the private sector and provincial governments, including the World Health Organization, Karachi Relief Trust, Orange Tree Foundation, and UNICEF. IHHN’s emergency response follows a decentralized, multi-sector model, including mobile medical camps, community engagement, and distribution of nonmedical items.

Islamic Relief USA Pakistan Emergency Fund

Islamic Relief was founded 34 years ago as an international relief organization. They have worked in Pakistan since 1992, providing food aid, access to clean water, and have been a leader in the country's response to COVID-19. In the coming year, Islamic Relief plans to help rebuild Pakistan through the reconstruction of damaged homes, helping farmers and pastoralists rebuild their livelihoods, prevent gender-based violence in temporary living shelters, and providing counseling and mental health supports to address the psychological impact of the floods.

2022 Atlantic Hurricane Relief

On August 4th, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a revised update to their Atlantic Hurricane Season predictions, with an estimated above-normal season with 14 – 20 named storms, 6 – 10 hurricanes, and 3 – 5 major hurricanes.

On September 18th, Hurricane Fiona made landfall as a Category 1 storm on the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico. Some areas have received as much as 30 inches of rain, causing catastrophic flooding. As of September 19th, 1.3 million power outages were in effect with full restoration likely to take several days. Only 30% of the island has access to potable water due to the rain and flooding. The number of storm-related deaths have not yet been a confirmed.

On September 19th, Hurricane Fiona made landfall in the Dominican Republic, with initial winds at a sustained 90 mph and higher wind gusts. At least 800 people in the Dominican Republic have been displaced, and at least 11,500 households are without power. Fiona is the first hurricane since Ivan (2004) to make landfall in the Dominican Republic.

Critical needs for immediate and medium-term relief and recovery will be access to food and water, housing, and physical and mental health.

Organizations To Support

Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund

The CDP Hurricane Season Recovery Fund supports programs focused on medium and long-term recovery, such as rebuilding homes and livelihoods, providing mental health services, and addressing other urgent challenges identified by the affected communities. They work in consultation with local stakeholders and recovery experts, and identify specific unmet recovery needs and funding gaps.

Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) Fiona Response Fund

Founded in 1983, Hispanics in Philanthropy is an organization focused on increasing philanthropic funding towards Latinx-led nonprofits. With an international reach, HIP works with local partners that have been extensively vetted, and domain experts to ensure the success of their initiatives. The Fiona Response Fund will be expended in collaboration with the Hispanic Federation, Community Foundation of Puerto Rico, and Dominican Republic-based organizations.

Project HOPE

Project HOPE was founded in 1958, originally beginning as a peacetime hospital ship, and works to provide direct health care services through emergency response teams. Project HOPE has worked in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic for a combined 30 years, and is mobilizing emergency response teams to assess the most urgent health and medical needs of the islands’ affected populations.

Puerto Rico Community Foundation, Community Recovery Fund

The Puerto Rico Community Foundation (Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico) has activated their Community Recovery Fund to support the work of nonprofit organizations that are activated to respond to the emergency.

Taller Salud

Taller Salud is a feminist mutual aid organization founded in 1979, focused on improving women’s access to healthcare, reduction of violence within the community, and to encourage economic growth through education. They are coordinating hurricane relief through the distribution of nonperishable foods, toiletries, solar lanterns, and water filters.

Techos Pa’ Mi Gente (TPMG Corp.)

Techos Pa Mi Gente (TPMG) was founded in 2017 in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria to help rebuild homes in Puerto Rico that are hurricane-resistant through volunteer efforts. TPMG will be providing immediate relief referrals and roof reconstruction following Hurricane Fiona, and will continue their medium-term recovery efforts through the rehabilitation and construction of homes to be hurricane-resistant.

World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen was founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés in response to the earthquake in Haiti, with a focus on providing food access immediately after a humanitarian crisis and slowly helping local infrastructure build to self-sustainability. World Central Kitchen has committed to helping Hurricane Fiona relief efforts, and leveraged existing volunteers in Puerto Rico and an advance team of volunteers in the Dominican Republic to begin distributing food as soon as it is safe to do so.

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