£601 raised for Pakistan Floods Appeal

Devastating floods have hit Pakistan, submerging vast areas of land and leaving 6 million people in need of urgent help.

According to the government of Pakistan, a third of the country – equivalent to an area the size of the UK – is under water, in what the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called a “climate catastrophe”. Whole villages have been cut off, with rescuers struggling to reach them. At least 1,300 people have been killed and 12,703 injured.

Aid agencies are working in challenging conditions to meet people’s basic needs such as food, clean water and shelter, and the government of Pakistan has called for international assistance to provide humanitarian aid.

António Guterres, the UN secretary-general, said that this is a signal to the world to step up climate actionwarning: “Today, it’s Pakistan. Tomorrow, it could be your country.”

Sustainable Wales and Porthcawl Chamber of Trade are raising funds for the DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal.

Even a small donation can help. You can donate in Porthcawl shops where we have placed collection tins or usng the donation button below (this button is also on the home pages of the Sustainable Wales site and the SUSSED website).

DEC charities are providing life-saving aid either directly or through local partners. But they urgently need more funds to reach more people.

  • £10 could provide essential hygiene supplies for two people 
  • £50 could provide emergency shelter for two families 
  • £100 could provide emergency food for two families for a month

Collection boxes in SUSSED and many stores in Porthcawl have already as of December raised £601.

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