In the wake of recent flooding, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) has initiated relief activities across 9 worst hit districts in all four provinces of the country. An estimated 148,000 people in need will benefit from PPAF’s humanitarian response. PPAF earlier allocated Rs 250 million for Flood Emergency Relief Programme to provide immediate life-saving assistance in the worst affected districts of Pakistan.
PPAF, in collaboration with its partner organisations HANDS, and GSF initiated its response by distributing relief packages in 3 districts of Sindh that include Thatta, Shaheed Benazirabad, and Sanghar. The relief package contains a diversity of need-based interventions including temporary shelters, food ration packs, hygiene kits, water purification tablets, medical supplies, livestock vaccination and other items of need for the flood victims. PPAF will work with its local partners organisations already present in the affected areas to deliver the emergency response.
Mr Nadir Gul Barech, Chief Operating Officer PPAF, while distributing the relief package said that Recongising the immediacy of the challenge of intense floods and staying true to our mission, PPAF is responding to this crisis in worst-hit areas of Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by releasing immediate assistance through our network of partner organisations in the field.
He said, “I would like to urge the donor community to support us in scaling up the response and reaching more families with immediate life-saving assistance.” He added further that working together and playing on our mutual strengths, we have the potential to overcome this difficult situation and restore lives and livelihoods for those most vulnerable.”