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Pakistan Flooding
     
 
14th August - Update
 

The flooding across Pakistan is now affecting 20 million people (according to PM Yusuf Gilani) with at least 1,600 killed and 1,588 injured. Over 722,000 homes have been destroyed or badly damaged.

Humanity First Pakistan is working around the clock with the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) in the north-west areas, and directly in Punjab and Sindh. HF has dispatched over 500 family tents, crates of blankets, boxes of household supplies including buckets, sheets and shoes, and a range of surgical supplies.

350 water survival boxes provided by Rotary charity WorldWaterWorks in the UK are being dispatched to various affected areas. Each aqua box contains water filtration as well as essential survival kits including tools, buckets, filters, sanitary kits, torches, towels and cutlery. These items help a family to re-establish themselves in temporary shelter when they have lost all of their possessions. The HFPK team is training villagers on the use of equipment in the boxes. Reports from the delivery team that went to Taru Jabba towards Peshawar suggested that flood marks could be seen to a height of 14 feet, and all of the local houses were turned to rubble.

Earlier, aid consignments were sent to Dera Ismail Khan, Taunsa, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pabbi and Muzaffargarh. The local team is also preparing packs of non-perishable food to last a month for displaced families. Two truck-loads of food rations for 400 families have already been distributed. HF PK is planning to provide weekly food parcels for 550 families (3,000 people approx) for the next 3 months in Punjab, Sindh and the north-west.

A team of HF doctors has also been active doing 3 medical camps each seeing on average 200 patients a day. The serious threat is the spread of cholera, malaria, diarrhea and other diseases such as dengue fever, measles, polio and scabies. Already 36,000 cases of diarrhea are reported, and this is backed-up by the experiences of our team. Our medical team is already treating minor injuries and illness, but we are planning to distribute malaria nets, water treatment kits and medical prevention kits.

The initial response package is for around 10,000 people, but the scale of the response is increasing. The rehabilitation phase will include deployment of water hand-pumps and secure shelter over the next 6 months.

The situation is dire, and with the scale of destruction and spread of disease, funds are needed urgently. Your donation will go a long way: (please translate to local currency as needed)

- £230 buys a hand-pump for a village
- £10 buys a food parcel for a family of 5 for a week
- £8 buys a prevention kit including a mosquito net

Please donate generously on our website or through your local HF representatives.

 
 
12th August - Operations Map
 
 
12th August 2010 - Update
 

The flooding across Pakistan is now affecting 14-16 million people with at least 1,600 killed across the entire country. Over 302,000 homes have been destroyed.

Humanity First Pakistan is working around the clock with the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) and has now dispatched over 430 family tents, blankets, boxes of household supplies including buckets, sheets and shoes, and a range of surgical supplies.

The 200 water survival boxes provided by Rotary charity WorldWaterWorks arrived in Islamabad on 11 August, and 57 were shipped to Pabbi in Nowshera District.

Earlier consignments were sent to Dera Ismail Khan, Taunsa, Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzaffargarh. The first consignment to Dera Ismael Khan arrived on 9 August and was distributed to refugees in a number of villages including Bhirky, UC Paroa, Gara Rashid and Shor Kot.

The local team is also preparing packs of non-perishable food to last a month for 1,000 families. The initial response package is for around 10,000 people, but the scale of the response is increasing.

The situation is dire, and with the swollen water levels, destruction to infrastructure and scale of injuries and illness, cases of diarrhea are growing rapidly. Please donate generously through your local HF representatives.

 
10th August 2010 - Update
 

The flooding across Pakistan is increasing day by day. 14 million people are now affected with at least 1,600 killed. Of these, 6 million are in urgent need of food and many haven’t eaten for 10 days. The affected areas run from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in the north to Sindh in the south in a region over 650 miles long. Over 302,000 homes have been destroyed. Many of the mountain regions are totally cut off by road, and only the occasional army helicopter is able to get through. According to the latest UN briefing, affected people are distributed as follows: Punjab (8 million), Khyber Pakhthunkhwa (4.7 million), Sindh (1 million), Balochistan (273,000), other (32,000).

Humanity First Pakistan is working around the clock with the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) and has now dispatched over 430 family tents, blankets, boxes of household supplies including buckets, sheets and shoes, and a range of surgical supplies. Over 200 water survival boxes have been provided by Rotary charity WorldWaterWorks and have been dispatched from the UK with a second consignment ready to go later this week. The HF Pakistan team have put in hundreds of man-hours in the last 5 days to get the consignments out to the affected areas.

The consignments have been sent to Dera Ismail Khan, Taunsa, Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzaffargarh. The local team is also preparing packs of non-perishable food to last a month for 1,000 families. The initial response package is for around 10,000 people, but the scale of the response is increasing.

The situation is dire, and with the swollen water levels, destruction to infrastructure and scale of injuries and illness, cases of diarrhea are growing rapidly. Please donate generously through your local HF representatives.

 
7th August 2010 - HF Press Release
 

The recent heavy monsoon rains since the end of July in Pakistan have led to widespread flooding on a scale not seen for over 80 years. So far, over 10 million people have been affected and at least 1,600 have been killed. The main affected areas are in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Punjab provinces, with swollen floodwaters now affecting Sindh. Almost half of the country is now affected with reports suggesting that 252,000 houses have been destroyed or badly damaged. One of HF Pakistan’s doctors on the scene reported today that “the magnitude of devastation is unprecendented. Nearly half of the country is wiped out in one form or another … physically, financially or mentally.”

Humanity First Pakistan is working with the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) and has so far dispatched over 175 tents as well as mattresses, blankets, floor mats, buckets and shoes to support emergency shelter via Islamabad. Over 200 water survival boxes have been provided by Rotary charity WorldWaterWorks and have been dispatched from the UK. The consignments are going to Dera Ismail Khan and Muzaffargarh near Multan. The local team is also preparing packs of non-perishable food to last a month for 1,000 families. The initial response package is for around 6,000 people, but it is expected that the scale of the reponse will need to increase in the next few days.

The situation is dire, and with the swollen water levels, destruction to infrastructure and scale of injuries and illness, there are worries that water-borne disease will start to spread rapidly. Please donate generously through your local HF representatives.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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