Disaster Relief Assistance

FLOOD RELIEF:

Due to the massive destruction caused by the monsoon floods in 2010, OSDI undertook flood relief operations in mid-August 2010 in District Charsadda in Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa (KPK) and Districts Shikarpur, Khairpur, Matiari and Thatta in Sindh. The relief activities lasted until the 30th of November, 2010 with OSDI’s field teams supervising and ensuring the provision of a regular supply of food and non-food items, shelter, clean drinking water, clothes and blankets, sanitation facilities and medical assistance to flood affectees in five districts across Pakistan.

In Sindh alone, PICT took care of approximately 3,555 beneficiaries from 300 households with the assistance of OSDI’s field staff.

As part of the relief operation, damage and health assessment surveys were also conducted in order to evaluate damages to infrastructure, livestock, and crops as well as to evaluate affectees’ health conditions to ensure that they received proper medical assistance. Based on the health survey findings, a total of 1,197 people were screened and vaccinated against different preventable diseases such as Hepatitis B and Tetanus. Moreover, doctors who visited OSDI camps from time to time examined 1,275 people to ensure their physical well-being. OSDI doctors treated over 500 people in these camps and referred around 13 pregnancy cases to different hospitals as critical in nature.

 

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