Pendle Council appeals for residents to help with Pakistan flood relief

With millions of people needing urgent support in Pakistan due to devastating floods, Pendle Borough Council’s leader, Coun. Nadeem Ahmed, is appealing to local people to help.
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“The floods have killed over a thousand people with conditions expected to worsen as the rains continue. Around 30 million people have already been affected and a third of the country – an area the size of the UK - is under water,” he stated.

“Pendle has a significant population of people from Pakistan and of Pakistan heritage and this connection makes the disaster even more harrowing to witness. And seeing the appalling scale of the flooding has affected everyone.”

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The government has announced it will match pound-for-pound up to £5 million donated by the public to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to help save lives, provide food, shelter, medical aid and clean water.

Pendle Council leader Coun. Nadeem AhmedPendle Council leader Coun. Nadeem Ahmed
Pendle Council leader Coun. Nadeem Ahmed

And the council has set up a web page with details of how Pendle people can support the appeal

Nadeem added: “It’s terrible that lives, homes and livelihoods have been lost but as a community, Pendle can help. We know that money is tight but even small donations will make a difference.”

£10 could provide vital hygiene supplies for two people

£50 could provide emergency shelter for two families

£100 could provide food for two families for a month

In addition to the link to donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee Pakistan Floods Appeal, the council’s website also has links to other organisations who are playing a big part including the British Red Cross and Muslim Aid.