Human Appeal UK team visit Pakistan projects
A team of Human Appeal staff have travelled to Pakistan to visit cities devastated by recent floods and the 2005 earthquake.
The team of fundraisers arrived earlier this week and have visited Muzafrabad, Kashmir; Tharpakar, Sindh as well as Faislabad and Jhang, Punjab. The group have been talking to locals to identify their needs and assess the support that has already taken place.
During the visit to Tharpakar, Human Appeal saw one of its most recent projects, the installation of solar powered hand pumps. The charity is the first to have provided these in the city. The hand pumps allow villagers to draw water from wells without having to manually operate them.
Human Appeal has a track record of responding to emergency disasters in Pakistan.
In 2005, an appeal for the victims of the devastating Kashmir earthquake that resulted in 70,000 deaths was launched, which supported 962 families across 10 villages with food parcels, blankets and shelter. In 2007, when devastating floods and storms hit Pakistan, Human Appeal provided early relief, including water and shelter to 35,000 affected victims. In 2010, following the country’s worst ever floods, food parcels, clean water, bedding and tents were provided, as well as a mobile clinic in the SWAT region.
The visit comes ahead of Human Appeal’s Welcome Ramadan tour in aid of Rebuilding Lives in Pakistan.