250,000 flood victims benefit from UWT operation

    Saturday, September 04, 2010
    The International News

    Keeping in view the miseries of the victims in flood affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Southern Punjab and Sindh, Ummah Welfare Trust, a United Kingdom based charity organisation has expedited its relief operation in the flood ravaged cities and towns and dispatched more volunteers to the localities for providing relief and help to the affectees, says a press release issued here Friday.

    So far, 250,000 flood affectees have benefited from the UWT relief operation and the organization has reached more than 3000, families in Charsadda, 2,000 families in Dera Ismael Khan, five hundred families each in Nowshera and Swat and six hundred families in southern Punjab.

    UWT Chairman Maulana Idress is also leaving for Sindh to monitor the relief operation in Sindh and southern Punjab and also distribute relief goods in the flood-affected areas.
    UWT has established a network of medical camps from Charsadda to Sindh and so far more than 50,000 flood victims have received medical treatment and medicines at these camps. Ambulance service has been attached with all the medical camps being run by qualified doctors. These camps have been established at Azakhel, Nowshehra, Kandar, Paper Mills, Colony Road, Charsadda, Risalpur, Khema Basti, Government Postgraduate College Charsadda, Ummah Children Academy Nowshehra, Ratodero, Sindh and Chakri, Swat.

    Tent villages established by the UWT are being expanded with every passing day. These tent villages have been established at Ummah Welfare Academy Nowshehra, Kandroon, Knadarto Nowshehra, Risalpur, Government Degree College Charsadda, Dera Ismael Khan, Azakhel, Nowshehra, Chakri Swat, Jahangira and Nowshehra Cantonment and more than twelve thousand people are living in these camps, who are provided cooked food on daily basis. Under the special instructions by UWT chairman milk and juice is being distributed among children living in all these camps.