Pakistan Flood Situation as of 7 August

August 7, 2010
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We have the latest update from the flood situation: It has stopped raining in various parts of the province and the water level is receding. However, the Meteorological Department has issued warnings of further rains and chances for flood until 6th August, 2010. Our BRAC Health Team has reported from the field that some people are now returning to their homes, initiating cleaning and fumigation activities.Update on BRAC Response:

We have the latest update from the flood situation: It has stopped raining in various parts of the province and the water level is receding. However, the Meteorological Department has issued warnings of further rains and chances for flood until 6th August, 2010. Our BRAC Health Team has reported from the field that some people are now returning to their homes, initiating cleaning and fumigation activities.Update on BRAC Response:

EMERGENCY RELIEF: Efforts ongoing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, specifically in Peshawar and Nowshera. Our 12 branch offices continue to distribute relief packages consisting of
food rations such as 5 kg flour, 1 kg lentils and oral rehydration solution packets (for diarrhoea) to families in the affected areas, including both BRAC VO members
and non-members. BRAC’s work was appreciated by local official, who also participated in the distribution process on 6 August.

WATER: We have purchased 20 hand tube-wells to facilitate access to safe water.

MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS: Our medical team has set-up a camp in Akora Khattak with our
Health Workers and Volunteers disbursing medicines and providing primary care to affected persons. There is still a dire need for more efforts across farther towns in the area. Four new camps will start by Saturday, 3 in the Nowshera areas: Nowshera Kalan, Nowshera Cantt and Pabbi. One camp will also be set up in Charsadda. Plans also include setting up camps in the suburbs of Peshawar.

APPEAL FOR FUNDS: We continue our appeal to partners, other organizations as well as individual to support us in the relief efforts. There has been a very positive response to our request for individual fund donations. The first individual fund package will be launched 7 August in Pabbi, providing straw mats, medicines and food to the affected victims.

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Listen to a new UNICEF podcast, Pakistan floods and education, at http://www.educationandtransition.org/resources/pakistan-floods-and-education/.

Here, podcast moderator Amy Costello speaks with Ms. Mugaddisa Mehreen, an Education Specialist with UNICEF in Islamabad, and award-winning journalist and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy from Karachi, about the situation on the ground in Pakistan after the recent floods and the immediate and long-term impact on children and education.

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Me and my team is grateful to Al-mighty Allah who helped us in providing shelter to the shelter less flood affectees with the help of friends / donors / well wishers / philanthropists in Pakistan and Abroad. The project was started immediately after Eid-ul Fitr and we promised to provide shelter before Eid-ul-Azha. You will be glad to know that 200 houses under this project are near completion and most of the flood affectees under “Apna Ghar Project” will celebrate this EID in their newly built houses.

Visit:

http://asifjahfloodrelief.wordpress.com/

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1093760190

http://www.welfareclinic.com.pk/