Donation examples above are representative of what older people could buy with the cash assistance they will receive.
The Pakistani people are facing a monsoon on steroids - the relentless impact of epochal levels of rain and flooding.
Will you help older people and their families in Pakistan?
Extremely heavy monsoon rains have hit Pakistan, with flooding causing widespread devastation. Over 33 million people have been affected. Over a thousand have already died, and thousands more lives are at risk. The situation is likely to get worse as heavy rains and floods continue to affect communities across Pakistan in the coming weeks.
Please donate today, you can help save lives
Older people are particularly at risk
We know that older people can find themselves particularly vulnerable during disasters like this and can often be left behind or forgotten in the response. Age International is the only UK organisation dedicated to helping older people in low and middle-income countries in times of crisis and we need your support.
Together with our local partner organisation, we are assessing the most urgent needs of older people. We are rapidly upscaling our emergency relief programme to get aid quickly to those older people who need it most.
How your donation could help older people
Your gift will help to deliver immediate assistance to older people affected by the flooding and will help to rebuild lives in the longer-term.
The programme will help older people and their families buy life-saving necessities such as:
- Food to feed themselves and their families
- Shelter kits to help protect from the rains
- Hygiene kits to help keep themselves and their families healthy
Get in touch
If you have any questions or would prefer to donate by telephone, please do not hesitate to call our friendly helpline on 0800 032 0699.
Age International is raising money together with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) for the Pakistan Floods Appeal. The DEC is a consortium of 15 aid member charities working together in times of disasters and emergencies. For more information on the DEC and our fellow member agencies please visit the DEC website. Any income not spent after twelve months past the end of the appeal may be allocated to another emergency situation that requires our support.