Friday, August 6, 2010

Urgent Appeal: Pakistan Flood Relief 3.5 Million Affected

HHRD’s Floods Emergency Response:

Currently HHRD is actively providing emergency relief across the country.
This includes District Swat, Buner, Dir, Char Sadha and Mianwali.

- Food Distributions: $25 food package will feed a family of 6 for 1 week.
Food Package includes: Flour, Sugar, Cooking Oil, Rice, Lentils, Biscuits and other basics.
Food package distributions have been made to over 8000 individuals.

- Medical Assistance: $500 provides for 1 week’s supply of medicines.
Every day more than 500 patients are receiving treatment and medicines at HHRD’s medical camps.

- Shelter: $100 is the cost of one tent.
Tent distribution is being made to help those whose houses have been washed away by the floods.

Comprehensive Primary Health Care Services are being provided in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO), and HHRD is running a Mother Child Health Center as well. Ambulance services are also being provided.

Pakistan Floods 2010:

The death toll has passed 1500 and the floods have affected over 3.5 million people across Pakistan. This year’s monsoon season caused the worst floods in the history of Pakistan. Flood waters devastated and washed away hundreds of villages and the livelihood of many, in its course.

According to HHRD’s Emergency Response Team, thousands are stuck on rooftops, have limited access to survival. Lack of drinking water is a constant threat to health of millions and they are facing water borne diseases.
People from remote areas are walking 8 to 10 hours to reach a place where food could be available. Some displaced people are staying with relatives but many are sleeping out in the open. They have lost their houses, shops, and livestock. They cannot reach for help due to damage to paved roads and bridges. Tents are needed.

Please help in any capacity; there are a lot of people suffering and need our assistance.
Helping Hand for Relief and Development has launched a $1 Million appeal for Floods Relief in Pakistan.
For latest updates and to donate, please visit or call 1-888-808-HELP(4357).

-HHRD Team

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