To date, over 1,600 people have died and around 14 million people have been affected by the floods in Pakistan which have followed the country’s worst monsoon rains in 80 years. Sir John Holmes, the Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and the Emergency Relief Coordinator at the UN, has stated that “if we don’t act fast enough, many more people could die of disease and food shortage”.
I’m ashamed to say that the tragedy hitting Pakistan right now has barely registered for me. You too? Well, here is a short update on the flooding situation from the Global Food Security blog. Crops have been hit hard, so international aid is needed desperately. People can give through the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance https://www.presbyterianmission.org/give/DR000038/