This country was created out of the partition of India in 1947 and has endured many political and religious upheavals since then.
In the summer of 2010 heavy monsoon rains began to fall on the country of Pakistan. As the rains continued, rivers overflowed their banks. Homes, roads, bridges, crops, and livestock were damaged or washed away. By August 2010, approximately one fifth of Pakistan’s land mass was under water. As families made their way to temporary camps they were faced with the additional challenges of finding access to safe drinking water, nutritious food, safe shelter, and proper sanitation. The situation was desperate. Through its partner, the Interfaith League Against Poverty (I-LAP), World Renew responded with food, water, shelter, medical aid, and other emergency supplies. Of the 4,000 families served, 250 were Christian.
Recently, disaster has again returned to this region. The southeast province of Sindh has has received insufficient monsoon rain since November 2013, which has resulted in a severe shortage of food, fodder and water.
World Renew together with its partner I-LAP are responding to the urgent need for food. Both Food Assistance and Livestock Fodder are being provided to 4,290 of the families most severely impacted by the drought. They have experienced the losses of standing crops, livestock, food and water.
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Date of Involvement
World Renew Partners In Pakistan
INTERFAITH LEAGUE AGAINST POVERTY (I-LAP)
Interfaith League Against Poverty (I-LAP) is a non-profit organisation, established in 2004 and registered under the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies Ordinance 1961. The organisation is dedicated to promote religious tolerance, peace, interfaith harmony and respect for all religions around the globe.