The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) will support 10,000 flood affected families in Sindh and Punjab. This was stated by PRCS Secretary General Muhammad Ilyas while, chairing a meeting held to review the PRCS response to the flood affected people of recent rains in the two provinces, said a press release issued by the society here.
He said, that PRCS has started distribution of relief items in the affected areas and the provincial branches staff and volunteers are in the field and based on the initial assessments, the Red Crescent has started provision of food items, shelter and health facilities to the flood affected.
He added, that based on the reports of Sindh Provincial Branch, the PRCS National Headquarters has moved three health teams to Badin with necessary medicines and ambulance services.
Khan said that keeping in view, the need for clean drinking water, the PRCS is moving a water filtration plant to the affected areas for provision of clean drinking water to the victims. The volunteers have also been moved to the affected areas to help the people.
PRCS Director Operations M Ateeb Siddique briefed the meeting about the current situation of the affected areas and PRCS response.
He said that in the coming days, the situation can worsen in Sindh, due to slow rescinding of water. While in Punjab, the situation will be normal due to a large number of streams and nullahs. He told that due to floods and rains, people have lost their live stocks and crops. The meeting was attended by representatives of IFRC and other sister national societies.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 17th, 2011.