More than 900 bags of vital supplies are on their way to Pakistan to help the victims of the country’s devastating floods.
The supplies, which include clothes, bedding, shoes, hygiene packs and children’s toys, were donated to the Sarwar Foundation by kind-hearted people in Scotland.
have been donated by generous Scots for victims of Pakistan’s devastating floods.
The donations will help the millions of people in Pakistan who are preparing for a harsh winter having lost their homes and belongings to the terrible floods earlier this year.
Our volunteers in Glasgow collected and packaged up the donations and packed them into a container, which is making its way to Lahore.
Our charity partners in Pakistan will distribute the bags to areas of need – particularly in the north of the country where winter is coldest.
The disastrous floods that hit Pakistan in the summer killed 1,735 people and displaced around 33million.
Harsh winter weather could worsen the situation of flood victims, and it is crucial that food and other supplies are delivered quickly to help alleviate their suffering.
Mohammed Rajak, vice-chair of the Sarwar Foundation, told us: “The humanitarian crisis in Pakistan continues, with millions still displaced following the catastrophic floods.
“With winter fast approaching, there are growing fears of further misery for families who have already lost so much.
“The response to this emergency from the people of Glasgow and Scotland has been phenomenal, with so many items of clothing and bedding being donated to fill 900 sacks.
“The container is on its way to Pakistan to help those in need, and we continue to raise vital funds for victims.”
The Sarwar Foundation, which has a charity shop on Victoria Road in Glasgow, is continuing to accept donations which it can sell in the UK to raise additional funds.
People can also donate £30 online at https://sarwarfoundation.org/donate/ for a ration pack that will feed a family of six for a month.
You can read more about the donations on the Charity Today website.