Pakistan Floods

Scale

Almost 21 million people were affected by the monsoon flooding. Millions are still need in need of food aid and are living in temporary shelter and camps as over 1.8 million homes were destroyed.

Aid Distribution

Aid distribution is still being done on a daily basis with convoys to Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and areas around Peshawar from HF distribution centres in Karachi, Faisalabad and Islamabad. The supply routes are improving.

Every week, 20 tonnes of food aid is being handed out in 20kg family ration packs. So far, over 140 tonnes of food aid has been sent out. In addition, tents, blankets, bedding, cutlery, domestic supplies, towels and buckets have been handed out to over 12,000 people. In many cases, tractors have been used to get relief supplies to remote areas where normal vehicles cannot gain access.

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Water and Sanitation

Clean water and sanitation remains a major problem. HF has supplied almost 800 water family filtration kits with instructions in Urdu. Groups of villagers are being trained by HF staff in how to use the kits to ensure they have safe drinking water for at least the next 12 months. Hundreds more will be deployed in the next 3 weeks.

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Medical Assistance

Dozens of medical camps are being run by local HF doctors, particularly in Gilgit and the North-West, and in Sindh and southern Punjab. So far, over 16,000 patients have been treated. In Gilgit, HF has been offered permanent facilities to run camps for the next three months. In the last 4 weeks, camps have been run in Larkhana, Gilgit, Dera Ghazi Khan, Muzaffargarh and Balochistan. In addition, the team have distributed 1,100 mosquito nets, and more are being sourced to prevent the spread of malaria.

Summary of DR Phase

Humanity First is sending cash and supplies of drugs, non-perishable food items, tents and blankets from North America, Europe and the Middle East. So far, HF has been able to assist over 53,100 people up and down the country.

Plans for Rehabilitation Phase

As the season changes, HF has now approved the next phase of work to rehabilitate families and communities. This includes support for farmers including seeds, fertilizer and access to tractors for leveling and ploughing in order to cultivate 1,500 acres of farmland during October.

Many communities still lack access to safe water, as their hand-pumps were washed away by the floods. HF is going to install 100 hand-pumps to support rural communities in different regions.

Finally, HF is putting details together to refurbish and restore 20 schools, and establish over 200 domestic family units. This effort will go on for at least the next 6 months.