IBC RELIEF SUPPORT TO PAKISTAN FLOOD VICTIMS CONTINUES MORE THAN 1000 PAKISTANI FAMILIES GOT FOOD PACKAGES IN MIRPURKHAS IN SINDH PROVINCE


August 2011 heavy monsoon rains over the course have caused severe flooding and widespread damage, primarily in the southern province of Sindh, affecting nearly 9 million people. According to the findings of the MSNA, 4.3 million people are food-insecure (OCHA sit-rep no15, 09.12.2011). While 10% of the flooded areas remains still inundated (FAO, 20.01.2012), many humanitarian agencies had to scale down their presence due to shortage of funding (OCHA, NCA situation reports).

CURRENT SITUATION

Located in the south of Sindh province, district MİRPURKHAS is one of the worst affected districts from monsoon rains. Seventy percent of the district population is engaged in agriculture but due to flood this activity can’t be done for at least few months, therefore in kind food distribution is required to save the population from hunger and starvation. Also villager's don't have drinkable water and using a rainwater to drink.They back 8 months after the flood .Now the flood water dry in they land. Villager's trying to rebuild their homes in a poor condition.

DISTRIBUTION

IBC Pakistan team visited area , meet a local communities and villager's and selected 1000 most vulnerable families affected by floods in Mirpurkhas District of Sindh Province of Pakistan.

LOCATION

MIRPURKHAS DISTRICT/ KOT GULAM MUHAMMED (KGM) Town  SIINDH-PAKISTAN

Population PRX.28.000

SELECTED Villages : Qazi Rahim,Raf-i Kochelo,Talip Dal                                              

The aim of the team was to organise  food distribution  in the are selected 1000 families. IBC Pakistan  program coordinator went from Islamabad to Kot Gulam Muhammed  in 5 of June 2012. IBC team selection in poor  1000 families take one week in the field . Population in the area is  70% Hindu  30% Muslim. They are workers in Farm's.

The distribution took  place in two parts.. Total  distributed  item's  for one month per family;

 

Rice  Sugar       Flour   Spices Pulses Tea C.Oil Masala   Salts
8 kg 3 kg 20 kg 1 kg 5 kg 300 gr 3 kg  1 kg 200 gr

 

All item's procured from the local market. IBC  rent a warehouse in Kot Gulam Muhammed. Local communities supported  packaging and delivery activities Totally, 16000 kg flour,6400 kg rice,4000 kg pulses,2400 kg cooking oil,2400 kg sugar,400 kg milk powder,240 kg tea, 200 kg spicies,160 kg masala, distributed.



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