Pakistan Flood Emergency

Nine months on from catastrophic flooding, millions of children and families still need our help.

It's been more than nine months since catastrophic floods engulfed Pakistan in August 2022. While the water has receded, millions of children and families still remain in need.

UNICEF was in Pakistan before and during the floods, and we'll remain on the ground doing whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to support the more than 20 million people requiring humanitarian assistance. However, we need your help.

Many of those hardest-hit are from the most vulnerable districts in Pakistan, where children already suffer from high malnutrition, poor access to water and sanitation and low school enrolment.

With your help, we can continue to respond to children's urgent humanitarian needs, while also tackling those bigger issues, such as restoring and rehabilitating existing water, sanitation facilities, ensuring access to healthcare and education facilities for families when they return home.

Much more support is needed to ensure we can reach all families displaced by the floods and help them overcome this climate disaster.

If you can, please donate today.  

What happened in Pakistan? 

Unprecedented rainfall of up to 5 times the 30-year average swept away dams, bridges, health centres, schools and homes within minutes, leaving entire families homeless.

Almost 33 million people were affected by the heavy rains and floods. Around 8 million people were displaced, with approximately 4.5 million people still exposed to or living close to flooded areas, with continued assistance required in 2023.

How has UNICEF helped Pakistan after the floods? 

UNICEF has field offices in all affected provinces, so we were able to immediately draw on existing stockpiles of emergency supplies, and transport in supplies from our network of humanitarian warehouses, to provide lifesaving support.

Since the flood emergency began in 2022, UNICEF has:

  • Provided more than 1.2 million people with safe water for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene.

  • Reach almost 1.5 million people with critical water, sanitation and hygiene supplies and services.

  • Ensured over 2.3 million children, adolescents and mothers have access to primary healthcare.

  • Vaccinated more than 1.2 million kids against measles, and protected almost 16.5 million kids against deadly poilio.

  • Treated 134,779 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

  • Reached 438,019 children and parents/caregivers with mental health and psychosocial support.

  • Provided formal and informal education opportunities for more than 180,000 kids.

We will continue to respond to ongoing humanitarian needs, and longer-term challenges children are facing. But much more support is needed to ensure we can reach all families displaced by floods and help them overcome this climate disaster.


Muhammad Hasnain, 9 years old, standing outside the UNICEF temporary learning center in Basti Shahnawaz, District Rajanpur, Punjab wearing a bright smile.

Why donate to UNICEF? 

Every moment counts in an emergency. That's why we’ve developed the global reach and huge partner network to help us deliver life-saving supplies to children and families -anywhere in the world - in under 48 hours. Although we’re part of the United Nations, we’re entirely funded by donations. 

When you donate to help us respond to a crisis, your support reaches children fast and lasts long after the headlines fade. We work with families, communities and governments in over 190 countries. We don’t just respond to over 300 emergencies every year - we also try to holistically solve the root causes of the big problems affecting kids in the greatest need. Until we’ve helped them prepare for a future filled with hope. And we’ve been doing it for over 75 years


Children wait to collect safe drinking water delivered by UNICEF and partners to their village in Lasbela District, Balochistan Province, Pakistan.

You can donate over the phone by calling our friendly team on 0800 243 575.

You can donate direct to our bank account 01-0505-0463764-00 using code PAK-WS

Appeal information updated: 15th May 2023.

Your life-saving monthly donations will support this appeal for 6 months. After that they will go into our Global Parent fund to save and protect children worldwide.

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