Pakistan Monsoon Floods

Record-breaking floods have put the lives of millions of people at risk in the largest provinces of Pakistan, with authorities estimating that more than thirty million people have been exposed to the torrential rains and floods. 

You can help support the relief effort by donating to our Pakistan Monsoon Floods Appeal today.

The number of people affected by the monsoon floods is larger than the entire population of New Zealand. People in the hardest hit provinces are in desperate need of emergency relief, such as shelter, safe drinking water, food and livelihood income support. 

The flood has also badly affected infrastructure, with more than 1 million homes and more than 3,000km of roads damaged. More than 500,000 people are currently living in relief camps around the country. 

How is Red Cross helping in Pakistan?

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is assisting the Pakistan Red Crescent Society in its response to the worst floods in decades. 

The IFRC has released around 481,000 USD from its emergency fund to immediately assist the Pakistan Red Cresent Society and other in country partners like the Turkish Red Crescent, German Red Cross and Norwegian Red Cross. 

Mobilising one of its biggest relief operations ever, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society has been among the first to respond by providing critical relief items such as drinking water, shelter and cash assistance to communities devastated by floods and landslides. 

New Zealand Red Cross is raising funds here in Aotearoa New Zealand to support the international Red Cross and Red Crescent teams on the ground in Pakistan.  

Find out more about the IFRC response to the Pakistan monsoon floods

How you can help

The simplest way to support the humanitarian effort is to donate to our fundraising appeal. 100% of the donations will be used to help Pakistan — with much of the funding going directly to either the Pakistan Red Crescent or the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), who are on the ground in Pakistan providing support to the many people in need. 

The easiest way to donate and the fastest way to receive a tax receipt is to donate on our website. 

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To donate by bank transfer:

Bank Name: ASB Bank Ltd

Account Name: NZRC Fundraising

Account Number: 12-3192-0043737-00

Particulars (limited to 12 characters): Your first name or initials and surname or organisation name

Code (limited to 12 characters): “Pakistan”

Reference (limited to 12 characters): Your supporter ID number if known, otherwise leave blank. You will find this number on mail from Red Cross, it starts with “RE".

Fundraising resources

If you’re running your own fundraiser and would like to give the proceeds to New Zealand Red Cross to help Pakistan, you’re welcome to use these resources in your marketing.   

You can get started today by signing up on our Raisely page. Create your campaign and start fundraising by reaching out to your friends, family, or community. You can check and share your progress, knowing you'll be making a difference. Those who donate to your campaign will automatically be emailed a receipt.  

Sign up with Raisely 

Posters: 

Pakistan Monsoon Floods Special Appeal Poster

Social media tiles: 

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Restoring Family Links

Have you lost contact with loved ones in Pakistan? Red Cross might be able to help you.  

Find out more about our Restoring Family Links service. 

Social Media Response Tiles: 

RC RFL Social Media Response_Pashto.pdf (PDF)
RC RFL Social Media Response_Urdu.pdf (PDF)