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In July and August 2010, over 12 million people had their homes damaged or destroyed by the worst floods in Pakistan’s history. About 2,000 people were killed and 20 million affected.

Islamic Relief immediately responded to the floods, providing food and water to survivors of the floods.

About 34,600 families received food packages, benefitting a total of 242,186 people,3,920 of which were funded by waqf donations. Waqf fund also contributed to providing drinking water for needy people.

The food packages were distributed all over Pakistan, in the areas of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Punjab, and Sindh.

Distribution points were selected on the basis of convenience to the local community. Each person received an invitation to collect their food at a scheduled time and proved the receipt of their package by offering their thumbprint.

Case Study
Bastikhar Bibi’s story

Bastikhar was asleep in her home in Londa village when the floods struck, and awoke to find her husband Noor Mohammed calling her. The water was already a foot deep in her home. Grabbing her twelve-year-old daughter, Faryal, Bastikhar fled her home and went to higher ground. The family spent two days outdoors and returned to their village to discover that their home had been completely washed away.

“I was shocked when I saw what was left of my house. I lost everything. My daughter asked me for something to eat and I felt extremely helpless because I had nothing to give her.

After two weeks we were able to eat properly as we received a food package from Islamic Relief. Now we have enough food to last us for a month and we can concentrate on rebuilding our home, instead of worrying about food.

Islamic Relief also provided Bastikhar with clean drinking water, jerry cans, cooking utensils, hygiene items- such as towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and shelter.

The flood left us to live in the open air, where we were exposed to rain, extreme heat, and insects. Thankfully, Islamic Relief provided us with shelter so we could have privacy and protect ourselves from the extreme weather.”

The difference between IWF and other organisations is that IWF will invest your donations and bring a sustainable return year on year and serve people indefinitely.

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