Karachi, 21 September 2022 (TDI): The third plane carrying 30 tons of relief goods from Saudi Arabia arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday. The relief goods from King Salman Relief Center for the flood victims arrived in Karachi.

The relief goods were received by the Saudi Consul General in Karachi, along with Director King Salaman Relief (KSrelief) Pakistan. They were accompanied by a representative from National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

The thirty tons of relief goods for flood victims include tents, food packages, blankets, dates, and NFI kits.

This relief will be distributed among affected people according to the needs of each region in several regions of Pakistan in collaboration with NDMA. This series of flights will continue till 27 September 2022.

KS Flood Relief Campaign for Flood Victims in Pakistan

On Monday, 12 September 2022, Saudi Arabia inaugurated a nationwide campaign to aid Pakistan’s flood victims. The KSrelief is the body authorized to collect donations for various catastrophes. It ensures that aid reaches its beneficiaries in designated countries all over the world.

Since the beginning of the catastrophic floods in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia actively provided assistance to the flood affectees through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief).

Also Read: Pakistan’s Climate Vulnerability and Super Floods of 2022

Floods in Pakistan

The recent Monsoon rains in Pakistan have caused flash floods in different areas all over
Pakistan. Mainly in the provinces of Baluchistan, KPK, and Sindh. These flash floods are the
highest faced by Pakistan in the past three decades.

These devastating floods have claimed the lives of at least 1, 191 people since the June of this year, including 380 children. The death toll is increasing day by day due to the spread of waterborne diseases in flood-affected areas.

Due to these floods, Pakistan proclaimed a state of emergency on August 25. By August 29, one-third of Pakistan was submerged in flood waters due to heavy monsoon rains. These floods swept away the homes and livelihoods of almost 33 million people in Pakistan.