Monsoon season and the heavy rains that come with it are an annual reality in Pakistan. But this summer, the country faced some of the worst flooding it has experienced in 80 years.
According to the New York Times, “Nearly 20 million people have been significantly affected…The number in urgent need is now about eight million and expected to rise. More than half of them are without shelter.” The estimated death toll of the floods range from 1,300-1,600 and the country’s infrastructure – especially its flow of clean drinking water – was severely impacted.
The situation in Pakistan is grim – but unlike the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti earlier this year, the UN said that disaster relief from at home and abroad has been slow to arrive and not enough to to meet people’s needs.
Below the jump: How you can help.