84% of $50,000 goal
Dr. Amna Buttar, Dr. Geet Chainani and Director of Humanitarian Affairs, Sabyn Zaidi, will be going to Pakistan at the end of September to perform emergency disaster relief work. The most emergent needs are tents, food kits, clean water, medical care, mosquito nets.
Severe rains and flooding have killed at least 1,600 people, including 348 children, and left 1,527 more injured in Pakistan since mid-June, officials said on Sunday.
The country's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) added that 119 people had died and 71 injured in the last 24 hours alone.
At least 36 million people have been affected by the disaster, Pakistan's Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman said on Thursday. She called the floods "unprecedented" and "the worst humanitarian disaster of this decade."
The southern province of Sindh, which has been badly hit by the flooding, has asked for 1 million tents, while nearby Balochistan province -- largely cut off from electricity, gas and the internet -- has requested 100,000 tents, Rehman said.
"Pakistan's priority, at the moment, is this climate-induced humanitarian disaster of epic proportions," Rehman said, urging the international community to provide aid given Pakistan's "limited" resources. - CNN