Distribution of basic necessities and medical assistance continues in flood-affected areas of Pakistan
The situation in Pakistan, which was hit by heavy floods last summer causing death and devastation, continues to cause concern. The Emergency Coordination Team of the Focolare Movement, together with AMU and AFN, started fundraising immediately and is working in the country to help the countless people who have lost everything. Shipments of humanitarian aid have been organised since the first weeks.
We have already reported on the medical camp set up in the Tehsil Qubo Saeed Khan Kachi Puli area, in the district of Qamber Shahdadkot, an area which is remote and virtually inaccessible.
The distribution of basic necessities and medical assistance in flood-affected areas continues.
Here are some updates
Mastung, 42 km from Quetta, in the province of Baluchistan. In this district which was severely affected by the floods, more than 250 people have been provided with medical care. Blankets have also been distributed. Baluchistan is a mountainous area where temperatures drop below zero. The cold is therefore an additional emergency to be faced. There are still people who have no shelter because their homes have been destroyed by the fury of the water.
Nawa Killi, Quetta
Here too people have been living either without any shelter or in badly damaged houses since the floods. A medical camp with a team of ten members has been set up.
Food has been distributed to about 22 families.