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International: Response to floods in Northern Pakistan

Salvation Army personnel in northern Pakistan are providing relief supplies to people who have been affected by the worst flooding in a generation.

Torrential rain has led to flash floods and river surges which have devastated great swathes of northern Pakistan – particularly the Punjab, which is the country's main agricultural area.

Salvation Army relief teams have been to many of the affected areas and – using funds from International Headquarters (IHQ) – 500 families in the Jhang District will receive food and cooking utensils.

News outlets in the Punjab are reporting that in some places this is the worst flooding for 40 years. More than 350 people are known to have been killed in the disaster, with 1.8 million affected.

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