The Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC), an umbrella organisation for 13 humanitarian agencies, has launched an appeal to help those affected by the floods in Pakistan. Find out what the British government is doing to help and how you can donate to the DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal.

So far, more than 1,500 people are believed to have been killed by the floods in Pakistan. In total, roughly 20 million people are thought to have been affected.

DEC chief executive Brendan Gormley said: “These floods have destroyed the lives of thousands of families, washing away entire villages and leaving millions of survivors suffering with little food or shelter.

“DEC member agencies and their partners are responding but with roads and bridges damaged the challenges we face are considerable. We urgently need the public’s help to save more lives.”

To donate to the DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal, follow the link below or call 0370 60 60 900.

The money raised will support the efforts in Pakistan of DEC members, which are the leading UK aid agencies.

The British public has so far donated £15 million to the DEC appeal.

Helplines for Pakistan and India

The Foreign Office has set up two helplines for people concerned about British Nationals in areas affected by flooding in Pakistan and northern India.

Depending on which country you are in, call one of the helplines below:

  • UK: 020 7008 1500
  • India: 011 2419 2100
  • Pakistan: 0092 (0)51 201 2000