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Shelter for Pakistan Flood Survivors

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By Patrick Carney

After the worst flooding in Pakistan in living memory, Catholic Relief Services is leading an emergency response to help thousands of weary survivors throughout Pakistan recover and rebuild their lives.

More than 17 million people have been affected by the floodwaters, and more than 4.5 million are homeless.

By providing shelter and hygiene kits containing plastic sheeting, bed mats, soap, kitchen supplies, water purification tablets, rehydration salts and covered buckets to store water, CRS is assisting many suffering Pakistanis to survive. CRS is also hiring residents in cash-for-work programs to restore clean drinking water by rebuilding water supply systems.

With your help, CRS will continue to make a difference for the people of Pakistan.

Photos by Reuters/Adrees Latif and Akhtar Soomro, courtesy, Asad Zaidi for CRS and CRS staff.

Patrick Carney is the associate web producer, writer and editor for Catholic Relief Services. He is based in CRS headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.

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