Rotaract Interact Flood Relief Project

DIST 3271 Rotaract-Interact FLOOD RELIEF PROJECT- 19th-21st Aug Consignment Update

19th-21st August: River Indus at Guddu & Sukkur are facing what is known as Exceptionally High Flood; whilst River Indus at Taunsa, Kotri is in the High Flood zone. Large parts of Jacobabad district in upper Sindh are still underwater. The Meteorological Department reports that flood levels at Kotri barrage are “high” and rising, and has warned that high tides may exacerbate the effects of the floodwaters as they move towards the Arabian Sea. Floodwaters from the Indus reaching into Balochistan province, where the number of people in need of assistance continues to grow.

Rotaract Club of Essa Creek, collected funds and goods worth 10 lakhs, (detailed break up to be floated by club), where by 500 family packs, sufficient for a month were provided.

The rotaractors, led by IPDRR, Arif Siddiqui, left Karachi on the 19th of August with the Consignment, and headed for Khairpur, where they visited Pir Jo Goth, K.T. Bander, Kingri, a temple accomotaing almost 2000 people, and 4 camps which were visited by victims in the near by villages, and also those who came from Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Balochistan; and distributed their packs accordingly.

Each pack contained:

  • 10 Kg Flour
  • 5 Kg Rice
  • 200 Grams Tea
  • 1 Litre Oil
  • 2 Kg Sugar
  • 2 Soaps (for washing clothes)
  • 2 Bath Soaps
  • 1/2 Kg Red Chili
  • Lentils
  • 1 Packet Salt
  • 1Kg Dry Milk
  • 6 Mineral bottles in each pack
  • Clothes
  • Dates.

The project was executed by the rotaractors and a detailed report will be provided by the club for further detail. This was the third major consignment sent from Karachi, along with the other collections being held in Dadu, Sukkar, Khairpur, Nawabshah etc.

We hope to work consistantly and continue our relief efforts. Special Thanks to Dr. Farhan Essa, IPDRR and the Rotaract Club of Essa Creek for their hard work.

Regards

Nida Yousuf

DRR 2010-2011

RID 3271