Flood Victims in Pakistan Need Your Help

By Nate LaClaire —  November 14, 2011 — 2 Comments

I recently received a distressing email from Javed Irshad, who, with his family, runs a Christian ministry in Pakistan, reaching out to Pakistani children. Here is what Javed shared:

Dear Brother Nate,

Christians in Pakistan are in “grievous distress” as large swathes of Pakistan are once again submerged in water. Serious flooding has forced thousands of people into emergency camps where facilities are poor and they are at risk of catching diseases such as malaria, dysentery and dengue fever. It comes exactly one year after flood waters covered vast swathes of Pakistan last summer.

Some areas were seeing worse flooding than last year, with the equivalent of an entire monsoon season’s worth of rain falling in just a few days. It warned that Christians were particularly vulnerable because they already live in poverty and is often overlooked in the distribution of aid. We are terribly sad to see the destruction and poor condition of the people affected by heavy rains.

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

Our Ministry has launched an emergency appeal to provide food, clean water and hygiene products to Pakistani Christians caught up in the floods and as I shared with you that many of Christian families are staying with us.

In this latest calamity our brothers and sisters in Pakistan have no way to help themselves, and other organisations may never come to their aid.

“They are crying out to us for their very lives. Will you please help us help them to survive?”

You can learn more about Javed and his ministry by visiting  http://newlife.id.au/little-disciples-of-jesus/. Photos of the flood relief team can be found here. Oxfam America has additional information about the crisis in Pakistan. At the bottom of this post is a video with further information.

When I spoke with Javed recently, he had 27 people living with him and they were in dire need of funds to purchase food and will soon be in need of warm clothing as well. Please join with me in helping Pakistani flood victims. You can email Javed at thelittledisciples@msn.com or find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Javypk to learn more about how to help. A little bit of help can go a long way.

Nate LaClaire

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Nate LaClaire is a Christian millennial web developer and entrepreneur who writes about faith, life, and intentional living. He is lead developer at Home Building Estimates and owner of Netwalker Internet Services.
  • http://joshcousineau.com/ Josh Cousineau

    Hey man, I just wanted to mention another place that is doing much for the flood victims in Pakistan. They are not a ‘Christian’ company, but the board members are, my brother is the director, and I know 2 of the other board members, good godly men. Might be worth checking out. 100% of money given goes to building the homes, they have people to cover all the admin cost, and no one is paid for doing the work.

    worldaidnow.org

    Also I did an interview with the director here is part one – http://www.joshcousineau.com/world-aid-now-interview-1-of-2/

    Thanks man!

    • http://natelaclaire.com/ Nate LaClaire

      Thanks, Josh! I’ll check them out!