Date: July – August 2010

Torrential rains during the monsoon season in 2010 put a fifth of Pakistan under water including the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan regions. Close to 2,000 lives were lost and 21 million others affected by the worst floods to date in the country’s history. Total economic damages from the disaster were estimated at more than S$57.5 billion.

Partner(s): Pakistan Islamic Medical Association, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan High Commission, Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Sarhad Rural Support Programme (NRSP), Glowtec Group, National Rural Support Programme (NRSP)

How we helped:
A total of S$1 million was disbursed over the first two months to provide:

  • 30 units of pedal-powered water filtration systems deployed to affected communities across eight districts in the KP and Sindh provinces
  • Food packs, kitchen utensils and school kits to affected families
  • Ten rapid deployment shelters to be used as temporary schools
  • Two medical teams to Sukkur in collaboration with the SingHealth Group and Sotuh City Hospital

In all, Mercy Relief rendered aid to more than 230,000 flood survivors