Islamabad, August 27, 2022: The member organizations of the Pakistan Humanitarian Forum are immediately providing the response activities by contributing 4.8 million USD. PHF members started the response activities at the earliest and reached out to 362,564 people in KP, Punjab, Sindh, GB, and Balochistan.
The member organizations of PHF are also in process of more resources to better respond to the devastating situation caused by the flash floods. A total of 3.2 million USD is in pipeline. Currently, PHF members (Qatar Charity, Islamic Relief, Muslim Aid, Muslim Hands, Human Appeal, Save the Children, IRC, CARE International, ACF, HHRD, Concern Worldwide, WHH, Mercy Corps, CESVI, WaterAid, Tearfund, ACTED) are providing a response in different sectors and catering the need of flood affectees related to WASH, Food, Health, Shelter and NFIs.
Mr. Syed Shahid Kazmi, Country Coordinator, PHF shared that Pakistan Humanitarian Forum and its member organizations are fully engaged with government and donors to take a strong position on- ongoing floods in the country. He shared that the destruction is huge and massive efforts are required to provide immediate, relief, rescue, and rehabilitation services at all levels. He mentioned that PHF members required need assessment and damages details at the earliest so they can mobilize more resources and cater to the need of affected people at all levels.
Mr. Farhan Ahmed Khan, Chair of the PHF Executive Committee shared that PHF members (INGOs) are having global experience in managing emergencies having trained human resources, and contextual knowledge of working with local communities if they are provided with better access to flood-affected areas they can perform better. He also shared that there is a high need that all international and national organizations to stand with the government of Pakistan and with the people who are badly affected in various parts of the country. Everyone can contribute and play a very active role in reaching out to people in times of dire need.
Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF) is a representative body of 38 INGOs duly registered with the Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan, and working in Pakistan for various humanitarian and development initiatives. PHF supports humanitarian aid delivery and long-term development initiatives of its member organizations (INGOs) in alignment with the development priorities of the Government of Pakistan. Among others, these include, investing in Human Development and Human Capital, Green Growth, and Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience.