Pakistan Flood Crisis
Submerged: Monsoon floods savage a beleaguered region
Entering into Phase II:
As the immediate needs of survivors are being met, MH looks into the care of flood victims in this fragile interim period. MH Pakistan has reached 747,780 people in aid distribution. Our main priority in the initial stages of this disaster relief effort was focused predominately on food distribution.
We have provided 33,432 food parcels across the country which includes flour, sugar, rice, tea and pulses for a family of 7 for roughly two weeks. As many of the affected had lost every household item they owned, MH Pakistan also established cooked food distribution points across the country, with which we have fed 361,449 people, this had become increasingly important in the fasting month of Ramadan.
Muslim Hands has also set up numerous medical camps both static and mobile across the country, in which Muslim Hand doctors have been able to see 114,419 patients. Many of our patients- especially the children- have been treated for acute malnutrition and diarrhoea. More alarming and recently however there has been an increase in patients facing mental depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
MH Pakistan have also provided Nutritional Food, Hygiene Kits, Drinking Water, and Assorted Non-Food Items (NFIs) such as stoves, shoes, playing equipment, Kitchen kits, Beddings, Jerry Cans and Plastic Sheets.
The main four provinces that Muslim Hands has provided flood relief in KPK, Punjab, Baluchistan and Sindh. We have also provided some relief aid to the areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and FATA.
A look across regionsKhaybar Pakhtunkhwa
In KPK MH has worked in 6 districts; Peshawar, Nowshera, Tank, Swat, D.I.Khan and Charsadda. We have provided 13,279 food parcels, 13,776 Cooked Food, 200 nutritional food packs and 200 Hygiene Kits.
MH has also seen 34,950 medical patients. We have also provided 1,200 people safe clean drinking water, 386 tents and 1,464 NFIs. In total we have helped 147,445 people in the district of KPK.Punjab
In Punjab MH has carried out relief work in 5 districts; Mianwali, D.G.Khan, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur and Rahim Yar Khan. In Punjab we have provided 8,982 food parcels and 90,877 people cooked food. Our medical camps have seen 14,834 patients.
We have also provided 1,367 tents, 12,040 assorted NFIs and 740 people clean drinking water. Altogether in Punjab we have provided relief aid to 190,934 people.Baluchistan
In Baluchistan we have worked in 4 districts, Sibi, Jaffarabad, Nasirabad and Quetta. In terms of food we have provided in Baluchistan 4,741 food parcels and 136,876 people cooked food.
Our medical doctors-who were situated at our IDP camps in Sibi and Quetta-have seen 31,762 medical patients. We have also provided 1364 NFIs, 500 tents and 964 Hygiene Kits. In total we have provided aid to 207,653 people in Baluchistan.Sindh
In Sindh MH Pakistan have worked in 5 districts; Kashmore, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Qambar Shahdad and Thatta. We have provided the people with 115,020 cooked food meals, and 3,500 food parcels.
Our medical teams have also seen 22,535 patients for basic medical care. Our teams have also provided 600 Assorted NFIs, 350 tents and 805 hygiene kits.
Muslim Hands also set up an initial Veterinary Clinic with a UK based Vet in Shikapur a heavy agricultural area, in which we saw 20+ animals many of them cattle and buffalos.
What your money can buy
- £50 Family Food package to support a family for one month
- £235 Family Package - accommodation, food & water for 5 people for 1 month
- £300 Emergency Family Package - same as family package but also includes ground sheets, blankets, cooking utensils, emergency lighting and mosquito nets
- £950 Shelter Home
- £2,500 Medical Camp will support the setup and running costs of a Medical Camp for 1 month.
- £6000 Mobile Medical Vehicle - can treat upto 500 people every day
*Food parcels typically consists of: 10kg atta (chappati flower), 2kg rice, 2kg cooking oil, 2kg sugar, 2kg pulses, tea, salt and spices and 2kg soap powder for washing and bathing.
Over the next few months MH Pakistan will prioritise providing shelter. The winter months are on their way and in the north, they are predicted to come especially early this year.
For the millions of people that have had their homes destroyed, a permanent shelter over the winter months is imperative. MH will therefore prioritise the building of sustainable long term shelters. Also as the second stage of this relief work starts MH will also focus on livelihood rebuilding.
Many of the affectees have lost everything including all their potential for earning a livelihood since agricultural land and animals have been completely washed away. Over the next few months, MH will endeavour to provide these people the necessary support to help them rebuild their lives and allow them to start earning an independent and sustainable livelihood once again insha'Allah.
Khyber Pakhtun Khwa
Family Food Parcels 870 families
Cooked Food distribution 4,700 people
Drinking Water 500 families
Medical Care 1,005 beneficiaries
Tents (10 persons) 150 families
|PESHAWAR:||Lalakali, Budhni, Gulbela, Jhagra, Miangujar, Jogian, Kurvi, Zandai|
|NOWSHERA:||Qasimkaly, Tarujabba, Chowki Thurab, Pabbi, Kundi, Banda Ismail, Ishaq Garhi Tarujabba, Momin Gari, Muheeb Banda, Chowki Mumraiz, Station Corona,|
|DI KHAN||Laki Marwat, Urki, Jhander, Gomal and Qutab Colony|
|KHYBER AGENCY||Mullagori, Tirah Valley|
Azad Jammu & Kashmir
Family Food Parcels 1,180 families
Cooked Food distribution 400 people
Medical Care 800 beneficiaries
|MUZAFFARABAD:||Thala Makari, Mohallah Shah Sultan, Mandi Mohallah, Shoukat Line, Saman Bandi, Lower Plate, Makri Park, Nagdar, Athmuqam and Muzaffarabad city|
|NEELAM VALLEY:||Ath Maqam Note: MH Food packages distributed by Military Helicopters|
Family Food Parcels 840 families
Cooked Food distribution 11,400 people
Medical Care 950 beneficiaries
|D.G.KHAN:||Chhina Talaiwala, Tonsa Sharif, Jampur, Qadirabad|
|RAHEEM YAR KHAN:||Village Balhara, Jannat, Gopang, Jahazi, Pahor, Chachran Sharif|
|MIANWALI:||Mathoran Wala, Suka Pul, Watta Khel, Marhi Kala Bagh, Suka Pul|
|MUZAFFAR GARH:||Kot Addho|
Family Food Parcels 3,000 families
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