Friday, September 30, 2011

Increasing Numbers: Floods in Pakistan

Assalaam alykum,

Life was already hard for the villagers from last year’s floods, when this year’s monsoon rains came and destroyed anything that they were left with.

In response of heavy monsoon rains and floods in Sindh province, Helping Hand for Relief and Development immediately mobilized its resources making them one of the first relief organizations in Sindh, Pakistan.

HHRD’s Flood relief interventions benefited over 63,000 flood victims:

Health: HHRD has organized four Mobile Medical Camps at different locations (Sindh, Pakistan). In total, 478 flood victims received free consultations and medications. (ongoing)

Cooked Food: HHRD served 25,200 cooked meals in 900 flood victims within initial 7 days response (2 times/ day). (Ongoing)

Food Packages: To date, HHRD distributed 37.26 MT of food in 920 families. Each family received. Food Package of 40.5 kg containing –wheat flour, rice, cooking oil, sugar, pulses, tea.

Psycho-Social Support for Children: HHRD Orphan Support Program team (an ongoing program in Sindh) organized Psycho-Social activities for 50 children in a school of Banazirabad, to help them face the traumatic situation they face.

Water—supplied 48 water tanks (150 gallon-200 gallon, filled 3 times a day) in eight days to provide drinking water. On average, 28,800 people were benefited by this initiative.

--HHRD Team

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