September 2 2010

SOS Children's Villages Pakistan sends medicine, tents and 744,000 meals to flood victims

02/09/2010 - Several truckloads and airlifts with food, medical supplies and tents from SOS Children's Villages have already reached dozens of towns in Pakistan's flood-affected areas to provide children and families with the bare necessities of survival.

Photo: SOS Archives
By now, SOS Children's Villages has provided dozens of towns with food - SOS Archives

Floodwaters in Pakistan are receding, but millions of people have been displaced and have nothing but their lives. Trucks containing food packages have by now distributed a total of 4650 food packages (some 744,000 meals) to over a dozen different towns in the affected provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and South Punjab.


Photo: SOS Archives
Children are most vulnerable to infectious diseases - Photo: SOS Archives
Some areas have been completely cut off, and SOS Children's Villages has sent supplies to Skardu in the province of Gilgit Baltistan via airlift with the Pakistan Air Force.

Disease is now the most imminent threat, and children are particularly vulnerable. A large consigment of medical supplies was delivered to the Combined Military Hospital in Lahore for further transport to the army hospital in Panu Aquil in the province of Sindh, a severly affected region. Additional supplies were made to two camps, one in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the other in South Punjab, through the Fatima Memorial Hospital in Lahore.

A total of 1,500 tents was delivered to Sindh, Balochistan and Swat, five hundred to each province. Further deliveries will take place as soon as further tents can be procured.

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