Visit to Charsadda- Drabb Majoke & fakiraabad Majoke The Vision21 team visited Mera Prang Camp in Charsadda, last sunday Oct 10th 2010, to distribute food rations to our identified clusters, the displaced families of Drabb Majoke and Fakirabad majoke villages. The team consisted of 6 people. We had earlier visited the villages in September for the assessment and planned to distribute the dry ration packs to the affectees, as they had told us that food was their main concern. We had taken with us the dry ration packs containing the supplies for one month for 200 families. We also donated 500 bottles of IV solution in two Ummah welfare trust relief camps, that are set up in the local paper mill, and the degree college Charsadda. In addition, we planned to register the displaced families, so that we may involve them in our future efforts for rehabilitation and relief more systematically. In our previous conversations with the flood affectees, we knew that most of the people in that area earned their livelihood from labor, farming …
Situation overview Flood-affected persons 20.2 million Houses damaged/destroyed 1.9 million Agricultural land damaged 2.2 million hectare Source: NDMA 14 Oct. 2010
Vision21 Team visited the flood relief camps for the assessment of recent situation and need in the flood hit areas on 16th Sep 2010. CHARSADDA Our first point of stop was Charsadda. We visited a UNICEF & HRDS supported affectee’s camp in Meraprang Tehseel. This camp was sheltering nearly 232 families, who had fled from the nearby villages of Drabb Majoke and Faqiarabad. We met the camp incharge, Jawad Khan, who told us about the affectees. The people residing in the camps told us that 90% of the houses in those villages had been washed away. The living conditions in this camp were good as it was clean and had good WASH facilities. According to the affectees they had no major medical problems. However they complained about the non-systematic and irregular supply of food to them.
By A. B. Arisar Dawn UMERKOT: Floods washed away the infrastructure, economy, houses, hearths crops and livestock and mafias taking advantage of the situation shattered the dreams of our future generations by sending Sindh’s youth into male prostitution.
SEP 2010 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Over the course of the 2010 monsoon season, Pakistan experienced the worst floods in its history. Heavy rainfall, flash floods and riverine floods combined to create a moving body of water equal in dimension to the land mass of the United Kingdom. The floods have affected 84 districts out of a total of 121 districts in Pakistan, and more than 20 million people – one-tenth of Pakistan’s population – devastating villages from the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea. More than 1,700 men, women and children have lost their lives, and at least 1.8 million homes have been damaged or destroyed. As of the publication of this revision, seven weeks since heavy rainfall and flash floods claimed their first victims, flood waves continue to devastate the southern province of Sindh, where the full extent of losses and damages may not be known for several more weeks. Since the launch of the Pakistan Initial Floods Emergency Response Plan (PIFERP) on August 11, the humanitarian community has received $412 million for this strategic plan …
Brigadier (R) Samson Simon Sharaf This year’s floods besides bringing destruction and misery to Pakistanis have also raised many questions about the ability and intent of the government to manage crises, avert failures and reconstruct. In case these questions are not addressed, then the ability of the government to rebuild and create an opportunity out of a challenge is also questionable. This implies a very pathetic socio economic equation as an ends means relationship; something a country torn by strife, dysfunctionalism, corruption, economic meltdown and terrorism can least afford.