Helping flood victims in Pakistan (completed)

flood victims

Flood victims
in Hyderabad

After the floods caused by the heavy monsoonal rains in 2010, huge parts of Pakistan were devastated. Millions of people were without clean water, food, medicine, clothing, and housing.

We had personal contact to sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) in in Sindh, Balochistan, and Punjab.

students preparing food

Students of St. Mary's convent school
preparing food bags ...

They were working tirelessly to help the flood victims. What they needed most was food and clean water. Outside of the camps, people were also in desperate need of clothing and shelter, as the heavy monsoon rains continued.

The FMM sisters in Hyderabad (Sindh), the staff and the students of the St. Mary's Convent Girls High School were organizing and distributing food bags and bottled water to the people in the flood relief camps.

Even local people were donating the little that they had and so they were able to collect enough for 150 food bags.

students distributing food

... and distributing them
in a relief camp

But in Hyderabad alone, there were 36 relief camps and each camp had 300 to 900 families! There were many small children lacking milk and suffering from gastrointestinal diseases. As there were not enough doctors and not enough medical supplies, many were dying.

We supported the sisters to buy water, food, and tents.

bottled water and food

Bottled water and
sacks with food for the victims

PaxVobis e. V. made sure that the donations quickly reached the FMM sisters and were used in the most effective way.

The FMM sisters, their staff, and their students were on the spot, saving lives. Due to generous donations and the fervent prayers of many supporters, lives were saved.

Sister receiving gold medal

Sr. Catherine receiving a gold medal
and certificate of appreciation

Please also look at more Flood aid pictures

The great work was awarded and a gold medal and certificate of appreciation by the ministry of education has been granted to sister Catherine leading the project in Hyderabad.

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