Yorkshire Building Society has made a £50,000 donation to the Disaster Emergency Committee’s (DEC) Pakistan Floods Appeal.

The charity estimates more than 1.7million homes and 900 health facilities have been destroyed or badly damaged; 3.6million acres of crops affected and 900,000 livestock lost, following five times as much rainfall as the 30-year average in the worst affected areas.

The Society’s donation will support the work of DEC in helping those impacted by the crisis.

Alex Spragg, Senior Manager for Social Purpose and Sustainability at Yorkshire Building Society, said:

What we’re witnessing in Pakistan is truly heart-breaking; the loss of people, homes, livestock and livelihoods as a result of the floods is harrowing to see.

The scale of this crisis - that a third of the country, similar in size to the whole of the UK - is underwater is simply unimaginable.

Food, clean water and temporary shelter are the basics Pakistan needs right now and our £50,000 donation to DEC’s work will go directly to supporting their efforts on the ground to help the millions of people affected.

To donate directly to the DEC, visit donation.dec.org.uk/pakistan-floods-appeal