After flooding, water-borne illnesses trouble Pakistan

By September 26, 2022

Pakistan (MNN) — Since July, at least 300 people have died of water-borne diseases in Pakistan. Many drank contaminated water. But the wet conditions have also allowed mosquitoes to breed and spread malaria. Flooded regions do not have enough protective nets or medical supplies to detect malaria.

The flooding killed thousands and displaced hundreds of thousands, even creating a 100-kilometer-wide inland lake. The Pakistani government estimates the damage from the flooding to equal $30 billion.

Nehemiah with FMI says, “More than 2000 people have died because of the flooding. About 10 million people have lost everything. They are forced to live under the open sky.”

And the government is nowhere to be found. Nehemiah says, “Because of the financial and political instability in Pakistan, we cannot see any government official or any government effort.”

Get involved

Two FMI partners saw their houses and possessions washed away. FMI is sending help to these Christians as well as others who need help.

You can join the effort here. Nehemiah says, “Help our Christian brothers and sisters so they can help other people in the majority religion see God’s hand in their life and that there are other people ready to help them. Although it is not a good time, it is a good time to testify about Jesus Christ.”

Pray many in Pakistan will experience Jesus through the love of local Christians.

 

 

The header photo shows the effects of the flooding in Pakistan. (Photo courtesy of Ali Hyder Junejo, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)