CAFOD supporters in Westminster have been reaching out to those in need in Pakistan by generously giving to the Pakistan Flood Emergency Appeal and by organising collections in their own parishes.
The floods are the worst the region has seen for 80 years. More than 1,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million people left homeless. Food and drinking water are in short supply and many roads and bridges have been damaged. Water-borne diseases are already spreading among those left without shelter and adequate sanitation.
One man from the Northern town of Besham says: “We have to drink water from the river but it is so dirty. We have no other options because the floodwaters damaged our water source and washed away our pipes. My family is getting sick. Today, I took my 15-month-old son to the hospital because he has diarrhoea and a high fever. If the water problem is not solved, I do not know what I will do.”
For a poster, newsletter notice and prayer of intercession contact CAFOD Westminster.