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Pakistan Floods

CORE is working with our partners to provide critical support to those devastated by the floods in Pakistan.

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Emergency Relief | 2022

What damage have the floods in Pakistan caused?

Pakistan has been devastated by unprecedented monsoon rains that began in June 2022. One-third of the country is inundated, and 33 million people (roughly 14% of Pakistan’s population) have been affected. Over 1,700 people have died due to the floods and countless others displaced, according to Pakistan’s Natural Disaster Management Authority. In addition to widespread property damage, Pakistan’s agriculture industry, a mainstay of its economy, has been severely impacted and many fields have been drowned. 


As the floods’ toll on lives and livelihoods in Pakistan continues to be assessed, Pakistani authorities estimate that rebuilding alone will cost more than $16 billion (USD).

How are the floods in Pakistan impacted by climate change? 

As summers continue to get hotter across South Asia, the volume of meltwater from the Himalayas has increased significantly. Scientists also note that climate change has caused monsoon rains to become increasingly unpredictable. 


EU data show that Pakistan contributes to less than 1 percent of the world’s planet-warming emissions, yet it ranks as the eighth most vulnerable nation to the effects of climate change, per the Global Climate Risk Index. In a joint appeal with Pakistan’s government, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called the flooding in Pakistan a “climate catastrophe.”


“The Pakistani people are facing a monsoon on steroids — the relentless impact of epochal levels of rain and flooding,” Guterres said.

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How is CORE responding to the floods in Pakistan? 

CORE is working with our local partner, Riverside Development Organization (RDO), to provide critical support to communities who have been devastated by the floods in Pakistan. Our efforts are focused on the most impacted populations in the hard-hit city of Sukkur in Pakistan’s southern Sindh Province. 


We are coordinating with local and international partners to provide access to food, hygiene kits, cash assistance, mosquito nets for animals and humans, and mobile medical clinics. CORE’s efforts will continue to adapt to the most pressing community needs as they evolve throughout the crisis. 

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