Floods and droughts across some of the most extreme landscapes in Pakistan have constantly affected the poor. Pakistani aid groups estimate that 55 million people live below the poverty line which is 40 percent of the population struggling to find food. Millions of these are children, who are forced to work to support their families so cannot attend school therefore leaving them illiterate. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Punjab provinces are two of the most vulnerable and Crisis Aid recognises this. Therefore we are on the ground providing food parcels to some of the most needy people to help them survive. For £55 you could provide a vital food parcel to sustain a family of six for a month with items including rice, flour, lentils and necessary sanitary products.
Still being a largely agricultural nation, Pakistan is extremely vulnerable to climate change. Hence floods, earthquakes, droughts and landslides severely damage the livelihood of these people, setting back further the fight against poverty, disease and illiteracy.