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.
Tearfund's partners SSEWA-PAK and the Diocese of Hyderabad and have sent teams to conduct needs assessments in their programme areas.
Six or seven people are thought to have been killed by the floods but it is feared that thousands have been made homeless and have lost their land.
Tearfund’s Country Representative for Pakistan Ashraf Mall said, ‘Houses have been knocked down and crops ruined again. People are once again running to safety.’
A year ago Sindh and many other provinces suffered the worst flooding in decades, prompting an emergency response by Tearfund partners and a three year programme of recovery work.