Pakistan Flash Floods
The latest news on the flash floods that have devastated Pakistan and its people, along with resources and ways you can help.
With a bulletin, prayers, a poster, and music,
your church can Be There in Pakistan.
by Linda Bloom
9/3/10: The floodwaters covering Pakistan are sweeping away homes and crops and destroying the country’s schools, health-care centers and roads – the essence of its social system.
by Susan Hogan
8/25/10: The outpouring of donations following the Jan. 12 earthquake that rocked Haiti is not being repeated for the people of Pakistan fighting for survival in the wake of massive floods.
8/23/10: With new floods, the people of Pakistan are in crisis are in more desperate need of a different kind of deluge: the rain of compassion.
by Linda Bloom
8/17/10: The United Nations estimates that 3.5 million children are at risk for diarrhea, cholera, typhoid and other water-borne diseases in the wake of flash flooding.
by Rev. Debra Tyree
8/17/10: As we respond through gifts to UMCOR, we also pray for the communities impacted by flooding. The refrain to "Probhoo Lay lay mujhay / O Lord Jesus, enfold me" can be used within prayer or sung as a choral response.
United Methodist Committee on Relief
8/6/10: Food and clean drinking water are among the most urgent needs in Pakistan, as casualties from widespread flooding continue to rise.
by Linda Unger
8/3/10: The United Methodist Committee on Relief is reaching out through partners to respond to the most severe flooding ever to affect Pakistan.
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Since late July 2010, the people of Pakistan have experienced the worst flooding in memory in their country. Hundreds have died, millions have been affected. This prayer of petition for the people of Pakistan is offered by the German NGO Brot für die Welt/Bread for the World, translation by Jim Dwyer.
8/1/10: The United Methodist Committee on Relief is responding to the flash floods and landslides in Pakistan. More than 1,000 people have died and 25,000 are stranded without food or water.