Pakistan floods 2010-11

Photo: Richard Hanson/Tearfund
Shelters being built by Tearfund in 2011 to provide accommodation for homeless flood survivors. Photo: Richard Hanson/Tearfund

August 2012

Tearfund has helped around 200,000 people following catastrophic flooding in Pakistan in 2010 and 2011.

Heavy monsoon rains brought colossal destruction to homes, property and livelihoods and affected about 25 million people.

Over the last two years, Tearfund’s operational team and our partners have been helping survivors recover in Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab provinces.

Tearfund's team in Pakistan tell how they responded to the 2010 floods

In the initial aftermath of the floods, food, water and shelter materials were the key elements supplied but in the preceeding months the emphasis has been on longer term recovery work.

Shelters, toilets, clean water supplies, seeds for new crops, livestock, tools, cash-for-work schemes, hygiene kits, health education and disaster awareness training are among the projects that have been undertaken.

Watch our film to see how we helped people after the 2010 floods and read the stories below to see how we’ve helped restore lives with your help and generous giving.

  • 31 July 2012 - Parents Zeenat and Gulzaar ended up losing more than their home and livelihood when the floods struck.

  • 31 July 2012 - Like many Pakistanis, widow Sharo Bibi had to make a swift exit when the rising flood waters inundated her village in 2010.

  • 31 July 2012 - Farmers like Khamiso Amro were left desperately vulnerable after the floods destroyed their crops and therefore their livelihoods.

  • 31 January 2012 - Families whose livelihoods were severely damaged by flooding in Pakistan are returning to agricultural productivity after help from Tearfund.

  • 29 November 2011 - For the poorest people in Pakistan, the recent extensive floods destroyed more than fragile homes and livelihoods.

  • 15 November 2011 - Many thousands of Pakistanis still urgently need basic essentials three months after widespread flooding affected more than 5 million people, according to Tearfund partners.

  • 12 October 2011 - Until a Tearfund partner turned up, homeless Pakistan floods survivor Raichand Pretam had received no help for his destitute family.

  • 21 September 2011 - The number of people affected by the floods in southern Pakistan has risen to 7.5 million, with the death toll increasing to nearly 350.

  • 12 August 2011 - Communities in Pakistan are once again having to leave their possessions and homes as heavy rains flood villages in the Mirpurkhas and Badin areas of Sindh Province.

  • 28 July 2011 - New homes, help with growing food and improved access to clean water – just some of the ways Tearfund has helped thousands of people affected by last year’s flooding in Pakistan.