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Humanitarian appeal on behalf of the flood-affected Sindh (Pakistan) #SindhFloods

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Monsoon rains and flash floods have played havoc in Sindh, they tell us. Is that it?

Dear World,

The problem is that the recent spell of Monsoon has devastated the southern province of Sindh to a degree where the people have been pushed decades back! The same land had witnessed what was called the Superflood last year, i.e. 2010. A year and the victims had not even been provided relief completely and the Monsoon rains lashed every town and village causing millions, read again, MILLIONS of people homeless, on road and looking forward to the world for support.. helplessly!

The problem is that we cannot actually describe the originality and severity of the woes of the Sindhi flood victims who have lost their homes, their shelter, their belongings, their loved ones.

Perhaps, they have lost hope, too.

Dear humanity,

The problem is that as many as 8,835,688 people have been affected by the waters which have troubled an area as vast as 6,791,067 acres, i.e. 38,459 villages in actual.

I don’t know if you read them as numbers and not as human beings. Again: 8,835,688 human beings have been affected by the disaster. This should make you think.

Here is the problem: As many as 580,064 houses have been completely destroyed leaving millions of the people homeless with no food, nothing else almost overnight. Not only this, there have beenas many as 644,77 houses which have been partially damaged. And don’t underestimate the word partially here. It means a lot!

When it rains, it does not only lash the physical infrastructure; it washed away living people — in one way or the other. People who lost their precious lives to the rains and floodwaters make, again a number, 413 and innocent, and children, comparatively feeble creatures, gave their 90number to make that total!

People are out! And they’re helping the #SindhFloods victims tackle the problems. Their support is great.. but greater is the problem of the people who have been pushed to spend days and nights under the open sky, or in the camps where they can’t even get glimpse of food.

Like a person was crying and saying his children had NOTHING to eat for more than 3 days then. I don’t know if the situation persisted for more days. Pray, no.

Around 3,292 camps have been established and the displaced people accommodating these camps are 695,996 (around 7 million, yeah?) out of which 271,373 are children and 166,060 are women. Need we mention that among these millions of the displaced people who do not get food for days and are shelter-less do not also get primary healthcare services? That many are suffering from outbreaks? That hundreds of these 166,060 women are pregnant and lactating (PLWs)? That under-5 don’t get sufficient milk?

Well, there are problems.. You saw that? Even we couldn’t describe all the problems of all the camps of all the flood-hit areas of Sindh.

Some Bashir lying on the floor of the government high school turned camp must be pondering over his helplessness that he, being a father to a 6-year-old, a husband to a feeble woman, son to now old mother and father, cannot make it to arrange for food in a world where many are enjoying snacks watching TV! And, lo! Tears trickle down his bearded cheeks: He must be questioning humanity.

Yet, if you are human reading this, and if you could relate to any of the cruel numbers aforementioned, you would be able to see a twinkle of hope in his eyes.. and many other fathers, mothers, sons and daughters present in the camps.. hope that the world is still accommodated by Human Beings, and they care!

Let’s set off to give our share of sympathies and help these fellow human beings which are going through the worst of times.. Let’s help these Wretched of Sindh!

Long live humanity!

Initiative for Sociocultural Development & Environmental Protection (ISDEP)is working in District Dadu (Sindh) by coordinating relief activities and providing relief to the displaced people residing in camps. We would appreciate donations in shape of cash, ration bags, medicines, mosquito-repellent lotions (and nets), clothes, bedsheets, footwear, etc.

Contact us at+92-333-706-1590 and+92-347-974-1722. Or you can also email us at isdep.sindh@gmail.com.

Companies can also contact us for relief work as part of their social responsibility policy.

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#SindhFloods updates:
Retrieved from Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA)'s official website: http://www.pdma.pk/siterip/26092011sitrep.pdf

#SindhFloods updates:

Retrieved from Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA)'s official website: http://www.pdma.pk/siterip/26092011sitrep.pdf

zaraahmed:

One year ago, Pakistan suffered the worst flooding in its history, a slow-moving disaster that left some 2,000 dead and another 11 million homeless. Nearly one million are still without permanent shelter, and meanwhile, the flooding has returned. Though it’s not on the same scale as last year’s flood, this summer’s damage is still significant. High water from monsoon rains has killed more than 200 people since early August, damaging or destroying some 670,000 homes and affecting more than 5 million people, according to the government and the United Nations. The disaster has once again overwhelmed the capacity of the government to assist, and the UN has asked for $357 million in international aid. Gathered here is a handful of recent images from Pakistan, where residents are once again coping with flooding on a massive scale. 

Source: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/09/new-devastating-pakistan-floods/100152/

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koko-y-miguel:

Floods in Sindh, Pakistan

koko-y-miguel:

Floods in Sindh, Pakistan

This picture with small caption beneath moved us — Land of Sindh is rich in resources and the fact that it generates almost 70% of total income generation in Pakistan speaks volumes for its richness in terms of natural reservoirs and industries.
Today, Sindh is witnessing the worst destruction of its history caused by rains and floods. As many as 53million have been affected. Millions of people are on the roadside camps and looking forward to your support for food and non-food aid.
Step forward and support!
For your donations, or any other kind of support (medicines, clothes, drinking waters, cash, etc.), call us at +92 347 974 1722 (Amjad Hussain). Or you can also email us at isdep.sindh[at]gmail[dot]com.

This picture with small caption beneath moved us — Land of Sindh is rich in resources and the fact that it generates almost 70% of total income generation in Pakistan speaks volumes for its richness in terms of natural reservoirs and industries.

Today, Sindh is witnessing the worst destruction of its history caused by rains and floods. As many as 53million have been affected. Millions of people are on the roadside camps and looking forward to your support for food and non-food aid.

Step forward and support!

For your donations, or any other kind of support (medicines, clothes, drinking waters, cash, etc.), call us at +92 347 974 1722 (Amjad Hussain). Or you can also email us at isdep.sindh[at]gmail[dot]com.


Monsoon rains have devastated Sindh causing millions of people displaced. Precious lives of children, women and the elderly at stake when outbreaks are erupting in many areas.. at many they linger!
Help us extend a helping hand. For your donations, call “Initiative.” at +92-347-9741-722, or emails us at ISDEP.Sindh[at]gmail[dot]com.
We would appreciate donations in form of used clothes, footwears, bedsheets, etc. Cash helps us make relief activities balanced as we purchase the items needed on emergency basis. Yet, whatever the donations, they mean a lot who have got nothing else.انيشَٽِو هن وقت ضلعي دادو جي برسات متاثرن لاءِ سروي ڪري رهي آهي ۽ جلد ئي سندن مدد ڪرڻ لاءِ پنهنجون ڪارروايئون شروع ڪندي. سنڌين تي هن ڏکئي وقت ۾ ساٿ ڏيو. سندن مدد ڪرڻ لاءِ اسان جي مدد ڪريو. پنهنجا هنڍايل ڪپڙا، چپل، چادرون، گهريلو استعمال جو ۽ پئسا اسان کي ڏيو ۽ دادو وارن ڪئمپن ۾ رهيل ماڻهن جي مدد ڪريو ـڪنهن بہ قسم جي مدد لاءِ اسان کي هيٺ ڏنل نمبر تي رابطو ڪريوـ+92-347-9741-722ISDEP.Sindh[at]gmail[dot]com

Monsoon rains have devastated Sindh causing millions of people displaced. Precious lives of children, women and the elderly at stake when outbreaks are erupting in many areas.. at many they linger!

Help us extend a helping hand. For your donations, call “Initiative.” at +92-347-9741-722, or emails us at ISDEP.Sindh[at]gmail[dot]com.

We would appreciate donations in form of used clothes, footwears, bedsheets, etc. Cash helps us make relief activities balanced as we purchase the items needed on emergency basis. Yet, whatever the donations, they mean a lot who have got nothing else.

انيشَٽِو هن وقت ضلعي دادو جي برسات متاثرن لاءِ سروي ڪري رهي آهي ۽ جلد ئي سندن مدد ڪرڻ لاءِ پنهنجون ڪارروايئون شروع ڪندي. سنڌين تي هن ڏکئي وقت ۾ ساٿ ڏيو. سندن مدد ڪرڻ لاءِ اسان جي مدد ڪريو. پنهنجا هنڍايل ڪپڙا، چپل، چادرون، گهريلو استعمال جو ۽ پئسا اسان کي ڏيو ۽ دادو وارن ڪئمپن ۾ رهيل ماڻهن جي مدد ڪريو ـ

ڪنهن بہ قسم جي مدد لاءِ اسان کي هيٺ ڏنل نمبر تي رابطو ڪريوـ

+92-347-9741-722
ISDEP.Sindh[at]gmail[dot]com