Pakistan Floods Relief

CARE Responds

In the wake of the worst flooding in recorded history in Pakistan, CARE and our partners have reached more than 100,000 people with relief, including emergency supplies and medical care.

Blogs About the Pakistan Floods

Visit our Notes From the Field blog and read stories from CARE staff and those effected by the floods in Pakistan.

What We've Done

In July 2010, unprecendented flooding in Pakistan left one-fifth of the country submerged underwater and affected 20 million people, forcing them into temporary camps, schools and anywhere else they could find shelter. 

A year after the floods hit, CARE found that millions remained vulnerable, living in makeshift tents and sheters and unprepared for another monsoon. 

Again, in early-September 2012, the monsoon caused flash floods and urban flooding, which affected 1.1 million people and destroyed 827,000 acres of crops.

CARE has been there to help all along and we will remain in flood-affected areas of Pakistan to help as people rebuild their lives and communities.

We have:

  • Distributed emergency aid, including tents and non-food items, such as water purification tablets, hygiene kits, mosquito nets, plastic floor mats and kitchen kits;
  • Established camps for displaced people to help with dry food rations, emergency supplies and health care as well as shelter;
  • Provided heath care and treatment through CARE's mobile and stationary health clinics;
  • Conducted health and hygiene awareness-raising sessions;
  • Helped revive livelihoods by vaccination of livestock;
  • Carried out assessments of flood-affected areas to help determine humanitarian needs and the best ways to effectively assist those in need;
  • Increased staff to help with direct assistance and our capacity to support flood-affected people.

How CARE works in emergencies


In 2011 alone, CARE reached 12 million people affected by natural disasters, conflict situations and other crises.


In emergencies, CARE is among the first to arrive and the last to leave. When it comes to responding to an emergency, timing is crucial.