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Emergency Drought Appeal: Tharparkar

Join the team to deliver aid to the families struck by drought

The spell of drought in the Pakistani district of Tharparkar has put lives at risk.

One of the most under-developed districts of Pakistan, the Government of Sindh has described Tharparkar as a ‘calamity-affected area’. Over 200,000 households are now affected.

The primary reason for the drought is the acute shortage of rainfall since most of the agriculture is dependent on the rain. Families who rely on agriculture and livestock as their main sources of livelihood are now in need of sustenance.

To aid the government’s response, HRF is to provide services for food security, health/nutrition and clean drinking water facilities through the installation of waterpumps to the affected population.

Brief facts of the drought

  • Over 200,000 households are affected (over one million people)
  • Children are especially vulnerable to water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, worm infections, typhoid, and hepatitis due to the lack of clean water
  • As many as 245 children in Tharparkar died of malnutrition this year


As many as two more children succumbed to malnutrition in Tharparkar region of Sindh and raised the death toll to 28 for this month.'  (17 Sept 2018 - ReliefWeb)

Build a waterpump for the community - £450

A clean drinking water shortage constitutes one of the biggest challenges to survival. Families, who are dependent on water for their livestock and farms, will be severely affected.

HRF has already helped over 40,000 people during the last three years alone through the installation of waterpumps in Tharparkar and Badin. HRF will continue building your waterpumps for the people of Tharparkar.

For just £450, you can install a waterpump for a community and help ease the burdens of families in need.

IMPORTANT: Your waterpump may also have a custom plaque, so after you donate you may fill out the form below with your message.

Water Pump/Well Plaque

Please write your name here.

Please write the text you would like on your plaque here. Please keep it short and simple i.e. In memory of [full name].

Donate towards the emergency fund - ANY AMOUNT

HRF will use the funds donated towards the emergency fund to:

  • Provide food packs to families affected through our food security programmes
  • Provide supplements to pregnant females/mothers of newborns
  • Provide formula milk as an artificial feeding measure for non-breast fed infants or where maternal breastfeeding is not available
  • Provide water for communities in need of safe clean drinking water

Families in Tharparkar are counting on your aid and assistance. Please donate today.

To donate over the phone, please call 0207 060 4422.

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