- Date: 2022-08-19
Flood Emergency Response-2022
Pakistan experienced extraordinary rainfall in mid-July 2022 and continue till now. Result was unprecedented floods affecting the entire length of the country especially within Baluchistan and Koh-e-Suleman belt. The floods have been assessed to be the worst since after 2010 and hill torrents hit most of the cities parallel with Koh-e-Suleman. According to the damages list of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) the rains/floods 63 male, 21 female and 35 children death causalities have occurred in Punjab. As per latest report of NDMA 2813 KM roads, 119 bridges, 32428 houses partially damage and 10478 fully damages of houses reported in all over Pakistan and similarly 23,103 livestock swept away in flood. Additionally, flash floods and landslides triggered by the rain caused severe damage to infrastructure in the affected areas. Entire villages have been washed away, urban centers have been flooded, homes have been destroyed, and thousands of acres of crops and agricultural lands have been damaged with major soil erosion happening in some areas. In this situation most and urgent need of daily routine food is very important for the displaced and flood affected families. Because due to damages of houses their livelihood and other channels of food supplies has been blocked and people are suffering and facing this challenges for their families. SKS reached in most affected areas of Tehsil Taunsa Sharif to rescue and providing them cooked food, dry ration, hygiene kits and NFIs to fulfill their ultimate needs in this situation. SKS team till now has provided the cooked food for 5000 persons, 500 food parcels, 250 Hygiene Kits and 250 NFIs for the flood affected communities of Qila Saifullah, Muslim Bagh in Baluchistan, Basti Chitani, Sokar, Manghrotha, Faizabad, Shahalwala, Makwal and Basti Buzdar and many more in Tehsil Taunsa Sharif and simlitaneously SKS respond for the communities resident at the bank of Band Bosan with River Chanab and provided them cooked food. Still it increase the area of damages due to Hill Torrents of Koh-e-Suleman and relief work from the respondents is very slow and immediate need of clothes, shelter, health and temporary shelter should be arranged as soon as possible.