After Flooding, Water-borne Illnesses Plague Pakistan

The 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&gt;, via Wikimedia Commons)

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.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray many in Pakistan will experience Jesus through the love of local Christians.
  • Support FMI partners as they provide aid to those in need.