Pakistan Emergency Flood Appeal - Phase One

    Phase One - Emergency Aid



    Read Report on How UWT Responded to the Pakistan Emergency

    In the initial aftermath of the floods, the relief operation focused on providing emergency aid to the survivors. The Ummah Children Academy was used as the head quarters of the relief operation. The orphanage narrowly escaped the flood water. The grounds of UCA were converted into temporary camps to accommodate victims who escaped the deluge.

    In this phase of the relief programme, UWT helped victims by setting up camps to provide temporary shelter. Victims were also served meals and given free medical treatment

    MEDICAL CAMPS WITH MOBILE AMBULANCE SERVICE

    The installation of make shift clinics were vital in this phase. A total of nine Medical camps were set up in Nowshera, Charsadda, Sindh and Swat. The camps provided emergency treatment and were aimed at preventing an outbreak of waterborne diseases.

    A record number of people have benefited from this particular service.

    Over 68,000 men, women and children have received treatment since the floods began.

    COOKED FOOD PROJECT

    The water washed away all hope. People lost their homes, food, crops and animals. UWT provided two hot meals a day during the month of Ramadan. This enabled our brothers and sisters to eat during Suhur and Iftar. The worst hit regions were targeted. This included Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Nowshera, Sindh and Punjab. Your contributions helped provide meals for over 160,000 people.

    “Whoever offers a meal to his Muslim brother at the time of iftar, he receives as much reward as he (the fasting person) has earned. Nothing becomes less of the reward of those he offered a meal to.” [Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah]

    UWT TENT VILLAGE

    UWT Tent Villages provided short term shelter for 2,879 families and 16,756 individuals.

    A team was deployed to erect tents to provide basic shelter and privacy for families. Each tent accommodated up to eight people. A total of thirteen tent villages were erected within Nowshera, Charsadda, Deri Ismail Khan, Swat and Punjab. Before the erection of these tents people were forced to live in the open. These tents have provided short term shelter.

    EMERGENCY AID KITS

    The scale of the damage has made it difficult to operate in certain regions. UWT has distributed light packages in these areas. A total of 18,000 packages have already been distributed and an additional 6000 packages have been allocated for distribution.

    Each package contained the following:

    10 kg Ghee
    10 kg Rice
    10 kg Pulses
    40 kg Flour
    4 kg Salt
    2 Boxes of Matches
    15 kg Sugar
    Burning Material
    900 Litres of Mineral Water

    NUMBER OF PACKAGES DISTRIBUTED IN EARLY OCTOBER 2010:

    REGION

    TOTAL PACKAGES

    Baluchistan

    500

    Nowshera

    5680

    Charsadda

    4200

    Deri Ismail Khan

    2500

    Kashmir

    500

    Sindh

    1000

    Punjab

    2000

    Swat

    900

    Swabi

    90

    Rawalpindi

    500

    WINTER SURVIAL KITS

    Ummah Welfare Trust launched a Winter Survival Kit appeal to help those suffering in freezing conditions in Pakistan.

    The winter was particularly harsh in the flood stricken areas. Snow fall in the depth of winter is often 5 meters deep in some regions with temperatures reaching minus 15 degrees centigrade. UWT initially distributed 10,000 Winter Aid Kits amongst the families who were still living in the temporary Tent Villages. This number was increased to 20,000 and the project was upgraded and renamed as Winter Survival Kits as the regions experienced an increase in deaths. Each Winter Survival Kit included 3 iron beds, 3 quilts, 3 mattresses, 3 pillows and 3 sets of warm clothing for each family. The cost per kit was £100.