In response to the record monsoon rains and glacial runoff that has inundated one third of Pakistan, the Government of Manitoba announced $200,000 in flood relief.
This new funding will be distributed through MCIC's Relief and Rehabilitation Fund and will help our members and their local partners in Pakistan provide life-saving supplies and services such as medical care, food, drinking water and shelter. Eleven MCIC members are currently supporting relief efforts through a variety of local partnerships and direct efforts.
“MCIC and our members appreciate the Manitoba government’s support to the humanitarian crisis in Pakistan,” says Janice Hamilton, MCIC’s Executive Director. “Manitobans consistently think beyond our borders and are always willing to step up as members of the global community. This funding will be crucial to help our members respond to families and communities in Pakistan that urgently need life-saving assistance.”
In addition, the Government of Canada recently announced increased funding for the flood response – an additional $25 million in relief and development as well as up to $3 million in matching contributions to the Humanitarian Coalition, which includes several MCIC members specializing in humanitarian relief.
Every donation made to the Humanitarian Coalition or its members will be matched by the Goverment of Canada until September 28, 2022, up to a maximum of $3 million. Click here to donate.
The ten MCIC members who are actively responding to the humanitarian crisis in Pakistan can be found here.
Arial photograph of flooding in Pakistan | Photo Credit: Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Developement
Article thumbnail/top image courtesy of Humanitarian Coalition