Massive flooding in Pakistan has displaced over half a million people.
Samaritan's Purse, a Calgary-based Christian organization is filling four containers of supplies to help in the relief effort.
The flooding has not only left people homeless but crops and lands have been destroyed so their future looks even more bleak.
The organization has already committed to providing more than 5,000 kitchen sets, 5,400 water filters as well as 10,000 bags of dehydrated vegetable soup.
The vegetable soup packages are the equivalent of a million meals.
“Even before flooding in Pakistan reached catastrophic levels, we were there providing aid,” said Jason Martens, Samaritan’s Purse Canada’s Asia project manager. “As the floodwaters rose, so did our response. Right now, emergency food, shelter, water, and medical care is being provided for thousands of families.”
The four containers will be unloaded and distributed by Samaritan’s Purse’s Pakistan partners, which were invited by the government to provide emergency help.
“The need in Pakistan is enormous and urgent,” said Martens. “From lives lost, to lost livelihoods, land and livestock, the impact on people’s food security and other basic needs is going to be long-lasting. That’s why we’re taking this step to ship relief items by ocean carrier. Reaching the port of Karachi by early November, we know that food and hygiene items will, sadly, still be a priority need for many."