PAKISTAN FLOODING 2022
UPDATED TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2023 1:51 PM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries responded to severe flooding in Pakistan that started in mid-June and was fueled by weeks of historic rains. The severe magnitude of this disaster, resulting in deaths, injuries, illness and property damage, exceeded the typical response capabilities of the country’s resources. More than 1 million homes, as many as 2 million acres of crops and approximately 3,000 miles of roads were damaged or destroyed. The flooding submerged an area larger than the state of Colorado.
This was the world’s deadliest flood since the 2017 South Asian floods and the worst flooding to impact Pakistan since the devastating flood in 2010. The flooding caused more than 1,000 fatalities, approximately half a million people were displaced and more than 33 million people were affected in some way by the flood.
Matthew 25: Ministries shipped relief aid, including blankets, bedding, clothing, personal care products, cleaning supplies, paper products and more to assist Pakistani citizens affected by this disaster. These products helped meet the immediate health and hygiene needs of recipients and provided hope during the unprecedented time.
Matthew 25 has responded to catastrophic disasters all over the world, including the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, shipping more than 400,000 pounds of relief aid including personal hygiene products, all-purpose cleaner, medical supplies, clothing and blankets to the impacted region.