Sanghar, Sep 17, 2011:
Moreover, communities were rescued in addition to provision of cooked food and drinking water to 400 families continuously for four days. With a close collaboration of PILER provided health and nutrition services to 700 flood affected patients in the area. The PILER was facilitated to set up a mobile health unit and supply sizeable quantity of medicines to rain affected patients.
The widespread rains have caused great havoc and brought life to complete standstill in Sanghar. The breaches and overflows of Left Bank outfall Drainage (LBOD) have multiplied the untold miseries of rain affected people. A mass displacement has been witnessed whereas a large number of people are still marooned at some spots in the area. The flood affectees have taken refuge in temporary camps, schools, tents by road sides and all other safe place for human shelter. More than 80% villages and all major cities of Sanghar district are under water. Thousands of mud, semi mud and baked bricks houses have collapsed. More than 30 human casualties have been reported so far while 2000 people have injured in various incidents. The rains have also caused a number of diseases and massive damage to agriculture, livestock and infrastructure of the district.
The present pitiable situation needs urgent response for rescue and relief work. It is a high time for government organizations, civil society members and other national and international organizations to come forward and help these needy and helpless people. .
For further Information:
Nasir Ali Panhwar
Programme Management Unit - Karachi
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