Pakistan Sindh Floods Report

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    In the last quarter of 2011, monsoon rains ravaged the rural areas of Pakistan once again. Eight million people, still recovering from the devastation of floods in 2010, were affected. Over 2.8 million acres of agricultural land was submerged, killing over 120,000 cattle and countless more poultry. The floods claimed the lives of over 300 people, and compounded an already miserable year for many Muslims who were still recovering from the brutal dry season just before the rains.

    Ummah Welfare Trust, with a strong network in place, was able to respond immediately to the disaster; establishing emergency camps and providing food, water, medical relief, clothing and kitchen utensils. Over £1 million was spent in emergency operations. Thanks to UWT’s donors, the response was swift and comprehensive; bringing normality to thousands of families whose lives had been turned upside down.

    • Two ummah tent villages were established in Badin – an area where over 90% of the population (around 1 million people) had been affected. Temporary homes were also established in the different government schools around the province.

    • 150,000 families received food on a daily basis. Cooked food was distributed in the areas of Badin, Umar Kot, Mir Pur Khas and Tando Muhammad Khan.

    • Given the spread of acute respiratory infections, diarrhoea and malaria, UWT established 3 medical camps and 2 mobile clinics. Mobile clinics travelled between Badin, Mir Pur Khas, Tando Muhammad Khan and Umar Kot.

    • 10,000 dry food packages and 5,000 kitchen utensil sets were distributed to affected families in Badin and the surrounding areas.

    • More than 800 villages were submerged in the floods; families lost everything, carrying just the clothes on their backs. UWT distributed 5,000 winter clothing sets – each set consisting of 6 pairs of clothes (children’s and adults’) and 6 pairs of slippers.

    • 200 cows were sacrificed for Eid ul Adha. The ‘udhiya’ meat was distributed in UWT’s tent camps.

    • Many water supplies had been destroyed in the floods leading to chronic water shortages.  Contaminated water lead to cholera and malaria outbreaks. In response, UWT installed 30 hand pumps spread across Badin and Mir Pur Khas.