September 1st, 2010
Aid for Pakistan
The recent flooding in Pakistan has devastated the region. One-fifth of the country, an area about the size of Italy, is now underwater, and entire villages have been swept away. It is estimated that 15 million people have been displaced by the flooding. Johnson & Johnson has distributed three Johnson & Johnson Disaster Relief Modules to the region, which include items such as sutures, wound dressings, BAND-AID Brand Adhesive Bandages, Neosporin and emergency medicine. In addition to these modules, Johnson & Johnson is providing cash and product donations, and working with partners in the area to give immediate assistance to the victims.
Johnson & Johnson companies and individual employees from around the world have joined in contributing to the Pakistan relief efforts. Our colleagues at Johnson & Johnson Pakistan have been working with local emergency relief organizations in Pakistan to distribute flood relief kits to victims in the region. These kits contain emergency medicine among other items.
The Citizen’s Foundation, with support from Johnson & Johnson, is dispensing ration packs that consist of food, water-purifying packs and basic medicines. These ration packs provide enough materials to sustain a family of 5 for an entire month. Since the flooding, TCF has distributed packs to nearly 2,000 families.
Johnson & Johnson is also working with our longtime partners in the region – AmeriCares, Direct Relief International, Heart to Heart, UNICEF, and World Vision – to dispense continuing aid to those affected by this tragedy. Those of us at Johnson & Johnson will offer ongoing support as efforts continue to rebuild Pakistan.
You can read more about our efforts in Pakistan and the partners Johnson & Johnson works with on our corporate website. Visit their websites to find out how you can help.