From climate change-induced weather shifts to COVID-19, these past couple of years have been a struggle for many around the world to experience. Children especially, particularly those living in low-resource settings, have had to face the brunt of this impact. Now, as recession sets in across the world, pushing millions more families into poverty, child labour, abuse and gender-based violence are on the rise.
The recent catastrophic floods in Pakistan not only destroyed/damaged millions of homes, public health facilities, water systems, and schools, but also placed 10M+ children in need of immediate, lifesaving support, and at an increased risk of waterborne diseases, drowning and malnutrition (UNICEF, 2022).
Although the floodwaters are receding, an acute child survival crisis now exists. Frail, hungry, children are fighting a losing battle against severe acute malnutrition, diarrhoea, malaria, dengue fever, typhoid, acute respiratory infections, and painful skin conditions. Moreover, as the winter cold spreads across Pakistan, the impacts of this year’s floods are growing in magnitude for impacted families and children, both in their access to basic resources (i.e., food, water, healthcare and shelter) as well as their overall physical and mental wellbeing.
Thanks to your donations, so far, we have provided 2,026 women with dignity kits, 4,221 children with water purification tablets and jerry cans, 160 families with mosquito nets in KPK, as well as beginning the process of rebuilding 3 rural clinics that currently support 0.5 million people in the KPK region.
This Children’s Day, we need your support to help us provide access to quality healthcare in order to save and change the lives of millions of vulnerable Pakistani children and their families.
Bring hope back into the lives of thousands across Pakistan this winter.
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