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Flood Emergency Response

South Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions globally to a number of direct and indirect effects of climate change. In the 2017 edition German Watch’s Climate Risk Index Bangladesh and Pakistan respectively ranked sixth and seventh as the countries most affected by climate change in the period from 1996 to 2015.The Executive Director of UNICEF has stated that “there may be no greater, growing threat facing the world’s children — and their children — than climate change”.

Since June 2022, torrential rains have hit Pakistan due to an extreme monsoon season and melting glaciers, causing devastating floods which have killed over 1,500 people so far, of which more than 399 were children. Right now, access to food, clean drinking water and shelter is limited for hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis, whilst rescue efforts are being hampered due to destruction of roads and access routes. 

Children are also in dire need of recreative and educational activities that help them overcome the trauma they experienced.

Taking affirmative action, GDP in collaboration with ASF, is extensively calling for donations & in-kind contributions for flood emergency response. In response to the call GDP has received donations and in-kind contributions which were distributed to 150 families in Nowshera. GDP is now gearing up to reach out to the affected families in South Punjab.

Support our call for donation: your solidarity will be vital in changing and saving lives.