One fifth of Pakistan, 20%, is under flood water, with 20 million people forced from their homes. Those are amazing figures; it’s a terrible disaster with a huge toll on individual lives, family and community life, and on a nation that doesn’t need more instability. If 20% of the U.S. was under water, it would cover the entire coastal states from Maine to Louisiana, and most of Texas. In terms of number of people, the equivalent would be the entire state of New York fleeing to neighboring states.
There is clearly great human suffering. Here are good organizations that are on the ground in Pakistan, helping meet immediate needs: