Vital infrastructure like hospitals, schools, and community centres are at risk of being destroyed by erratic weather patterns, meaning healthcare, education, and additional support is inaccessible. This has a knock-on effect on mortality, but the weather also means crops are affected.
Ten million children suffer from stunted growth, whilst over 53,000 die from diarrhoea each year. It’s thought that 25 million people defecate openly in Pakistan, which poses a serious health risk, but when floods and monsoons hit, it’s even easier for human waste to make its way into national water supplies, heightening the risk and contributing to the spread of preventable diseases. With healthcare facilities often being destroyed by natural disasters, treatment can be hard to come by, resulting in higher mortality rates caused by disease, malnutrition, and the weather itself.
At UKIM, we run mobile healthcare camps in rural areas that may be hardest hit by inequality and a lack of infrastructure, meaning with your donations, we’re able to provide essential healthcare to those who need it the most, potentially saving a life in the process.
The people of Pakistan are struggling, but you can help. Please donate to our Pakistan appeal so we can help those who need it most.