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Flood Affectees Assessment

Pakistan Flood Devastation
worse than Tsunami

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Immediate Relief Goods Distribution at KN Shah Dadu
with the coordination of Internationl Organization for Migration (IOM)

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Floods after battering the country for over couple of months are finally receded and survivors have started returning to their homes, but many have no place to restart a life deeply wounded by the losses of life-time toils.

Heavy monsoon rains started to hit Pakistan from July 22. After several days of torrential rains, rivers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa breached their banks, flooding riverine areas. A week later, the water ravaged Punjab, but the worst yet came when the catastrophe enveloped in one package—the mighty Indus River—and hit Sindh in the first week of August.

The Nishat Welfare Organization (NWO) was among the first NGOs to engage in relief activities when the floods entered Sindh. It established five relief camps for those rescued from inundated or vulnerable areas and provided them food and shelter, besides medical facilities.

Focusing mainly on four districts of the province, the NWO has targeted more than 100 villages in Benazirabad, Dadu, Nausheroferoze, and Larkana districts, where it is reaching out to the worst-affected people and endeavoring to mitigate their sufferings.

In Continuation of NWO's relief operation, we surveyed the Khairpur Nathan Shah Villages on our prescribed form to immediately give them relief from devastating winter season.

Afterwards we coordinated with International Orginziaton for Migration (IOM) Hyderabad and submitted the data for the verification.

Achievements

Since 11th of January, 2011, IOM delivered the goods to our warehouse for distribution. The temporary warehouse was established at Village Khushalni Gadehi.

The first distribution ceremony was took place on 12th of January, 2011 at village Khushalani Gadehi. Following representatives were present from IOM and NWO.

IOM Members: Mr. Muhammad Siddique and Mr. Zulkarnain Memon

NWO Members: Mr. Nishar Ahmed Soomro, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Keerio, Mr. Qamar Din Junejo,
Mr. Lashkar Khan Gadehi, Mr. Muhammad Ayoob Mashoori, Mr. Khan Muhammed and Danish.

Afterwards we have distributed the NFIs kit to 5000 families of KN Shah in following UCs.

  • UC Burera
  • UC Gozo
  • UC Kundi Chuki
  • UC Chor Kambhar
  • UC Mithi

The items were in one NFI kit were:

WINTER KIT ITEMS    
NON FOOD ITEM (NFI) UNITS DONORS
Quilt

Pcs

IOM

Sheets

Pcs

IOM

Kitchen Set

Pcs

IOM

Ropes

Pcs

IOM

Poles set

Pcs

IOM

Activities Carried out:

The Assessment
Our Initial data collection of the area was designed in such a way which fulfills the need of assessment as well. We consider the following criteria for the assessment of inundated people.

  • More than 70% house damaged
  • Without any Livelihood or income source
  • 60% destruction of housing utensils

The surveyed villages remained in flood water more than 50 days which resulted in heavy losses of property, crop, livelihood and housing utensils.

Distribution of Winter Kit
Village Khushalani Gadehi was the distribution point where all the stake holders were present. The distribution of winter kit was managed in organized and peaceful environment. Winter Kit was given to the head of family.

Conclusion

The ground realities are very bitter as millions of souls embark on a new journey to rebuild their homes, we believe our task is manifold difficult than that of saving them from inundation. Starting a new life for the flood victims on their return to the homes would be very, very difficult as in many cases people had lost everything — literally.

We are hoping the more assistance to flood victims from IOM and UN agencies. Further, a proper rehabilitation plan should be designed and implemented as soon as possible to save the deprived people.