Lives Severely Altered by Pakistan Monsoons
Heavy monsoon rains and floods across Pakistan
September has been a deadly month for many Pakistanis, affecting more than half a million people. Monsoon rains have killed at least 200 Pakistanis living in Punjab. Additionally, the rivers Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, and Jhelum overflowed have displaced at least 28,000 residents. In Punjab alone, flash floods have caused homes to collapse.
Punjab’s death toll has surpassed 350, with over half a million homes destroyed. Irum Nafees, president of ConcernPK, stated that two of her not-for-profit centers were destroyed. The organization's sole is rescuing and helping women and children throughout Punjab. Sadly, many women and children served by this organization have died.
ConcernPK is in dire need of financial and in-kind support. Donations will be used to help build a flood relief camp as well as provide cooked meals, clean drinking water, health care, and mosquito nets.
The Deadly Wrath of Pakistan's 2014 Monsoon
How you can help
There are many villages without organization or government support. Visit http://concernpk.org/donate/. ConcernPK needs your financial support, love, and prayers.
Music and video by Clarissa Burton, Queen of the Pen™
© 2014 Clarissa Burton
More by this Author
Replacing a workforce with android robots is socially destructive and irresponsible.
I'm sure many activist women will have steam coming from their ears and blood oozing from their eyes when they read this commentary. However, let's face it. We've had a horrible reputation of emasculating our men; and...
Who truly aspires to become a teen mother? This isn't a reality show. This is reality for too many young girls living in the Black community.
No comments yet.