What DEC members are doing in Pakistan

20 August 2010
 
To date the Disaster Emergency Committee member agencies and their partners have helped over 800,000 people affected by the Pakistan Floods. The work below gives a good sense of that work but it is not a complete list of all activities.

ActionAid

  • ActionAid is distributing hot food, food packages, fodder for livestock and items including mattresses, mosquito nets and tarpaulins
  • Twelve medical camps are providing medicine and care, particularly to women and children.
  • Also providing motors for water pumps to help provide drinking water.

Age UK / Help Age International

  • In partnership with Merlin, Age UK is distributing mobility aids, hearing aids, food, and emergency household items such as flashlights, bedding and water containers.
  • HelpAge is responding by helping specialist staff for four of Merlin’s Emergency Medical teams in Nowshera to specifically treat older patients.
  • So far, 1,576 older people have been provided with medical services though the Merlin emergency medical teams.

British Red Cross

  • Helped support the Pakistan Red Crescent to reach more than 300,000 people with relief items that include food, tents and household items.
  • We have helped support 27 medical teams working in the worst affected districts to treat 44,000 people.

Cafod (Caritas)

  • CAFOD through its partner Catholic Relief Services (CRS) have distributed emergency kits including plastic sheeting, blankets, cooking utensils and hygiene kits to 23,000 people in areas including the Swat Valley and Balochistan in the south.
  • CRS engineers are now repairing five separate water systems in the Shangla district.

CARE International

  • Shelter including tents and family survival kits have been distributed to 6,975 people in Nowshera, Charsaddah and Swat.
  • Health clinics in Upper Swat have treated approx 12,000.
  • In Sindh, a camp for 2,138 people has been established and food (prepared twice daily), dry food rations, shelter, family survival kits and primary health care are being provided.

Christian Aid

  • 8,000 people have been given food in Balochistan and Khyber Pakthunkhwa; the agency is distributing tents, providing emergency health assistance and installing water tanks.
  • Mobile health teams have already treated 1,890 of flood-affected patients in Punda Balla Village and Shah Ismailabad in Mansehra and in Swat, as well as offering health education on water-borne diseases.

Concern

  • Concern has reached 5,700 families in KPK and Punjab with kitchen kits, jerry cans, hygiene kits and blankets, and with food and water
  • A medical camp has been set up to provide health assistance to hundreds of people in the Charsadda district.

Islamic Relief

  • Islamic Relief is helping directly 40,000 providing family hygiene kits, food packs, tents and conducting also hygiene training sessions
  • Islamic Relief has delivered hygiene kits to 14,500 people as well vehicles and tents in the Nowshera and Mardan districts.
  • Islamic Relief has distributed family tents for 700 people in Nowshera and 400 more will be distributed (to benefit 2,800).

Merlin

  • Merlin’s mobile teams have been airlifted into some of the worst-affected areas, treating 61,139 patients and delivering 46,500 water purification tablets and 97,000 water purification sachets - enough to make 1,202,508 litres of safe drinking water.
  • Merlin is running 28 health clinics (12 Swat, 10 Buner, 6 Jalozai) and 18 mobile teams (9 Swat, 3 Buner and 5 Nowshera), treating an average of 6,100 patients a day.
  • Setting up 3 Diarrhoeal Treatment Units (DTUs) in Swat, Nowshera and Buner, capable of treating 300 patients at any one time. 13% of patients treated are suffering from acute watery diarrhea. Merlin teams have conducted 182 deliveries and 1,393 antenatal and 324 postnatal emergency consultations.

Oxfam

  • Toilets, latrines hand pumps, water tanks, and community water supply schemes have been set up in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Oxfam have sent 29,000 water purification tablets, 1920 latrine slabs/squatting plates and de-watering kits - pumps for cleaning contaminated wells -which will provide clean water and sanitary conditions for tens of thousands of people.
  • Health and hygiene kits, tents and hot meals have been distributed.
  • Evacuations and search and rescue operations are carrying on in Sindh and Punjab.

Save the Children

  • Reached over 69,100 people with emergency medical care and distribution of tents, shelter kits, hygiene kits, food and other supplies
  • Working in 17 districts in all four provinces through UN clusters and in partnership with National, Provincial and District administrations, to provide assistance to flood affected families.
  • Clean delivery kits, insecticide-treated bed nets, children’s and regular hygiene kits are also being distributed.

Tearfund

  • Tearfund has delivered food and shelter packs to over 8,000 people. 
  • Distribution of hygiene kits, because lack of access to clean water and good sanitation makes it difficult for people to keep clean
  • Temporary shelter provided and emergency education through partners

World Vision

  • World Vision have reached more than 27,000 people with food, water, shelter and survival kits.
  • Hundreds of patients a day are being seen at three health clinics in Lower Dir for respiratory and diarrhoeal illnesses.

Tearfund

  • Tearfund has delivered food and shelter packs to over 8,000 people.

World Vision

  • World Vision have reached more than 27,000 people with food, water, shelter and survival kits.
  • Hundreds of patients a day are being seen at three health clinics in Lower Dir for respiratory and diarrhoeal illnesses.