Humanity First continues to work tirelessly to provide relief to flood victims
September 17, 2010
The number of people injured and dying continues to rise as more than 20 million remain badly affected by the worst floods ever to hit Pakistan. Around 2 M houses are destroyed or damaged making millions of people homeless and in dire need of shelter. Even though summer temperatures are slowly becoming more bearable, there are concerns about the impending harsh winter especially in the northern parts of the country.
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Humanity First has ramped up its relief efforts very quickly and is currently serving over 37,000 people through a team of over 200 dedicated volunteers working around the clock. We are committed to substantially expanding these efforts over the next several months in order to reach the entire country.
HF continues to channel tons of international aid to the flood victims through Pakistan International Airlines. Some of these items include tents, blankets, mosquito nets, water treatment boxes, high energy food and medicines. Once in Pakistan, this aid is sent via trucks to various affected areas with the help of National Commission for Human Development (NCHD).
Food packages containing pulses (daal), rice, flour, chickpeas, dates, milk, cooking oil, sugar, tea, chili powder, salt, and hygiene items such as soap and detergents are sent out weekly to over 800 families. So far over 68 tons of food aid has been distributed.
Our medical teams continue to hold camps treating injuries, infections and illnesses and have already helped about 10,000 patients. HF is increasing its presence in flood devastated areas and has set up around 40 camps. In some places it is taking over 24 hours just to reach the severely under-served far flung villages. One of the local magistrates in Ghazir district remarked:
“Quite a few organizations have been here but these are by far the best camps ever. Your selfless sacrifice is truly admirable.”
We are also distributing tons of invaluable medical supplies including drugs for malaria, tetanus, cholera as well as first aid kits, gloves and face masks. We are now planning to establish a field medical hospital.
Apart from the regular relief efforts, HF distributed around 2,000 gift hampers for children under 12. After living in extremely cramped and hot conditions the children were overjoyed to receive gifts to cheer them up.
Given the unprecedented scale of this humanitarian crisis, we continue to urgently need your support to fund our relief efforts.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 March 2011 20:33|
Humanity First is registered in 43 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1994. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) , tornado's (Kansas) and wild fires (California) in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe.
Since its inception and IRS registration in 2004, Humanity First has been focused on spending most of the raised funds on direct program related expenses. As a result, more than 90% of its funds are in that expense category. This is achieved through dedicated volunteers in its management, and program operation teams.