Haji Noor Muhammad, 70, Pakistan


Haji Noor Muhammad (70) from Shaheed Benazirabad district in Sindh Province is paralysed down the right side of his body so when heavy rains destroyed his home, he struggled to make it to a safer place.

I lost my house which was my biggest asset. Thank God, the community members came to help me and helped me save the few animals that I had

Mr Noor

Mr Noor’s neighbours helped him to get to a temporary shelter along with his animals. However, he is unable to access vital medicines he needs and his condition is getting worse every day.

So many older people have lost access to their medicines which were swept away along with their homes and property. Hospitals, health centres and pharmacies were also destroyed, either swept away or inundates with water.

Despite everything, Mr Noor remains positive.

“I am hopeful that I will build my house again and these days will be over soon.”

Mr Noor

HelpAge, through local partner HANDS, is supporting the district government to drain the water from important buildings such as hospitals and dispensaries. In addition, we distributing shelter and important household items to older people and their families.