Emergency Relief Program For Flood Victims Begins
18 Sep, 2012
The flood devastated Union Council of Choti Zareen was the site of the first IKF distribution of emergency relief items in Dera Ghazi Khan. Concerned about the plight of the people here, Imran Khan cut short a political visit to Chitral to attend the distribution and to get a first hand feel of the situation on the ground. Speaking to members of the local community, he expressed his regret at their loss of hearth and home. He also emphasized the need for the community to stay strong in the face of the government’s unresponsiveness and promised that more IKF assistance was on the way for those still in need.
While assessments are still ongoing, it is anticipated that the IKF will provide emergency relief to at least 15,000 families in the Districts of Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Tank and Dera Ismail Khan. The emergency relief package consists of essential food items including atta, rice, daal, cooking oil, salt, sugar, water and hygiene related items like soap. Depending on the size of the family it is a package good for 7-14 days and should get the flood affectees through the most critical 2 weeks when they are picking up the pieces of their lives and attempting to put them back together.