Mission East is sending team to Pakistan

Mission East is sending a team to Pakistan in order to determine the specific emergency needs that we can address and to discuss with local communities how we can work together for early recovery response – especially in rebuilding and securing livelihoods for the future.

The 2010 Pakistan floods began in July 2010 after record heavy monsoon rains. At least 1,600 people were killed, thousands were rendered homeless, and more than fourteen million people were affected. Estimates from rescue-service-officials suggest the death-toll may reach 3,000 victims.

According to a recent estimate of the United Nations, the number of people suffering from these massive floods in Pakistan exceeds 20 million, which is more than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

The disaster also did major harm to struggling Pakistani economy due to extensive damage to infrastructure and crops. 3.2 million hectares of stand crops have been damaged or lost.