Last year both the north and the south of Pakistan were devastated by floods caused by the rivers bursting their banks. Our Mill Hill Missionaries were busy helping with relief in both north and south. The floods of last year have subsided but many of those who lost their houses are struggling to find shelter and the relief work continues.
Here we see Fr Tom Rafferty MHM in Nowshera supervising the building some houses to give shelter to those who have none.
This year in the south the greater part of Sindh was flooded due exceptionally heavy rains. Even months after the rains have finished large areas are still under water and many people are still living in tents on the roads which are higher that the flooded fields.
Jimmy Lindero MHM is visiting such displaced family.
Where the water has subsided and people have returned to their villages where often their houses have been destroyed.
Crops and food stores were destroyed. Many people are without livelihood as they normally work on the crops. Many are without food and shelter. It will be a very difficult winter for many people. Our missionaries are joining with the efforts of others to distribute aid and to assist with rebuilding houses. Often they just supply some roof materials.
Fr Brendan Mulhall MHM
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