Christians in Pakistan caught up in floods

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The massive flood hits the Pakistan again in this summer and cases lots of destruction and people have to face critical challenges as they grapple with the loss of crops and livestock, damaged schools, homes, roads and threat of sickness and disease. There is no food, no shelter and no clothes.

All the people are facing these situations but Pakistani Christians of the flood affected areas are mostly overlooked when it comes to aid. The catastrophic floods in Pakistan have forced millions of people to movie in the emergency camps. But these camps also have limited facilities and resources and due to monsoon season there is a greater chance catching diseases such as malaria, dysentery and dengue fever.

Barnabas Fund said that Christians were particularly vulnerable because they already live in poverty and they are often overlooked in the distribution of aid. One church leader in Pakistan told the charity: “I am terribly sad to see the destruction and poor condition of the people affected by heavy rains.

“I have noticed and seen that Christians are being deprived of the help, relief and support that other people are getting.”

Barnabas Fund has launched an emergency appeal to provide food, clean water and hygiene products to Pakistani Christians caught up in the floods.

It has already sent grants to partners in the worst-affected areas to provide immediate aid to more than 800 families, including food packages and health and hygiene kits.

International Director of Barnabas Fund, Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, said: “In this latest calamity our brothers and sisters in Pakistan have no way to help themselves, and other organizations may never come to their aid.