Six months after the worst flooding in decades swallowed up homes and crops throughout Pakistan, Catholic Relief Services has completed several large-scale projects to help survivors rebuild. As of late January 2011, CRS has:
- Built 3,582 transitional shelters for families made homeless; over 15,000 more shelters are planned
- Distributed urgently-needed items like sleeping mats, rope, buckets, soap, and mosquito nets to 24,116 households–an estimated 160,780 people
- Completed 101 community infrastructure projects, such as repairing irrigation pipeline or fixing bridges, to serve 183,649 people
- Given seeds and other agricultural support to 11,311 farming households who lost crops
With your help, Pakistanis whose homes and fields were wiped out have been able to start over.
“Thousands of families in the areas most affected by the floods are now in homes and have been able to plant in time for the wheat season, which will provide them and their families an income at harvest time,” says Jack Byrne, Country Representative of CRS Pakistan. “Through the dedication and commitment of our staff and partners, we’ve made significant progress in helping families and communities. We plan to provide needed assistance for as long as it takes.”
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