Relief efforts by Trust charity partners in Pakistan have reached more than 141,000 flood victims as work continues four months after the floods. The Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust (LRBT) is providing medical treatment and Developments in Literacy (DIL) is focusing on aid to families, particularly infants and new mothers.
Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust
LRBT was one of the first in the field to serve flood victims and provide health care facilities along with free medication and water purification tablets. LRBT has treated more than 123,111 patients for diseases including Diarrhea, Gastroenteritis, Cholera, Malaria, vomiting, skin infections, respiratory diseases and eye infections.
Although these people have returned to their homes, they are living in miserable conditions. With no food and shelter, diseases are rampant. To provide ongoing support, LRBT has launched a second phase of flood relief activities. Teams have been sent to flood ravaged areas in the catchment areas of LRBT hospitals to provide health and eye care.
Developments in Literacy
Developments in Literacy (DIL) is working in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to assist families affected by the floods in Pakistan. DIL is stepping into critical gaps not served by the government and relief agencies by focusing on infants and new mothers and providing them with baby food and supplements.
To escape rising flood waters, some DIL school families in the Sindh regions fled their homes with no possessions. At least five DIL Schools were damaged in Sindh. Some schools are closed and/or being used as emergency relief centers.
Partnering with Khwendo Kor in Dir, DIL is providing $100 of dry food rations and kitchen utensils/items for a family of eight for one month. With its partner NOWA, DIL is providing infant formula, bottles and water for infants in Sindh; shoes for children and women; and hygiene kits (soaps, combs, etc) and clothing and mosquito nets and plastic bottles for families.
As the threat of waterborne diseases mounts in flooded Sindh province, DIL/NOWA staff are distributing emergency infant formula, water bottles, and hygiene packages with soap, water, and other aid to families that fled their homes with no possessions. So far, DIL has already assisted at least 1,833 families in Khairpur and is serving people lined up for assistance along roadsides. An additional 107 families with 225 children are receiving mosquito nets for babies, clothing, shoes, water containers, and other emergency aid.
DIL staff and teachers from Kingri Cluster, Sindh, where more than 35 DIL villages were submerged in the flooding, continue to distribute aid and offer comfort to flood victims.