Over 33 Million Affected
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on September 13, 2022 that the Government of Canada will match donations to the Humanitarian Coalition, in response to the devastating flooding in Pakistan. Donations made by individuals between August 1, 2022 and September 28, 2022 will be matched up to $3 million.
Heavy monsoon rains and flooding have poured down since mid-June, causing the deaths of more than 1,300 people and affecting the lives of 33 million people across the country. More than 6 million people are estimated to need assistance. Hundreds of thousands of houses have been destroyed. Livelihoods, livestock and crops are also severely affected. Rain is expected to continue through September and there is an elevated risk of the spread of malaria, dengue fever and other diseases.
On August 31st, the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) announced it was allocating an emergency grant of $30,000 to a Foodgrains Bank-funded project in Sindh province, the area most affected by flooding. The project is being managed by fellow Foodgrains Bank member Presbyterian World Service & Development, with Community World Service Asia working on the ground.
Both CLWR and PWRDF are set up to receive donations
The Humanitarian Coalition comprises twelve leading Canadian humanitarian organizations, including Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Through its membership in the Foodgrains Bank, the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund’s donations are also eligible to receive the federal match.
To donate through Canadian Lutheran World Relief, go this link.
Give to PWRDF’s Pakistan flooding response by September 28, 2022 (to have funds matched by the Canadian government. Donate online or go to pwrdf.org/give-today and click on Flooding in Pakistan. A cheque could also be sent to PWRDF, 80 Hayden Street, 3rd floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 3G2, indicating Pakistan Flooding on the cheque. Donate by phone at 416-822-9083 or leave a voicemail toll-free at 1-866-308-7973 and PWRDF will return your call.
~ Information in this post came from a post dated September 14, 2022 on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada website and a post dated September 13, 2022 on the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund website.