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PWRDF Sends Funds for Pakistan Flood Relief

Noor Jan and her family lost their home and all their belongings in the recent floods. Photo: CWS/PA

September 11, 2014

By Simon Chambers

PWRDF has sent an initial grant of $20,000 through the ACT Alliance for relief work after severe flooding in Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan, and parts of Kashmir.

Torrential monsoon rains have killed or injured over 500 people in Punjab, Pakistani-administered Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan Province.  Thousands of houses have been damaged or destroyed, and schools and other community buildings have also been affected.  Crops and clean water sources have also been badly damaged.  Roads and communication infrastructure have left thousands of people without enough food and vulnerable.

Families like that of Noor Jan, a wife and mother of four from Bagh District in Azad Jammu & Kashmir, have lost everything.  “Eating and living under the open sky is the most difficult experience of my life. We have lost our house, clothing, bedding, and everything in a sudden wave of floods two days ago,” she said. Following the destruction of their home, the family lives in an open place along the road.

The ACT response will provide:

  • Food to 14,800 people, including flour, rice, pulses (legumes), cooking oil, sugar, salt, and tea
  • Clothing, bedding, and other household items to 7400 people
  • Shelter kits to 400 families
  • Mobile health care facilities to care for 22,200 people

To donate to PWRDF’s response:

By Phone
For credit card donations contact:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355;   1-866-308-7973
Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.

By Mail
Please make cheques payable to “PWRDF”, mark them for “Pakistan Floods” and send them to:
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario  M4Y 3G2

PWRDF Donations Contact:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355;      1-866-308-7973

PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator
Naba Gurung
416-924-9199 ext. 321;      1-866-308-7973

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