Villagers flee after their homes were
destroyed by flood in Pakistan's tribal area of Khyber near
Afghanistan's border, Friday, June 29, 2007. Hungry victims of
monsoon-spawned floods rioted Friday, protesting slow, meagre aid
reaching their marooned villages where many feared the receding
waters would yield numerous corpses.
Pakistan has been hit by storms for
almost two weeks. An estimated 1.5 million people have been affected
and around 300 lives lost across the country. Vast tracts of land in
Baluchistan Province have been ravaged by floods and Cyclone Yemyin,
leaving 250,000 people homeless and a further 300,000 displaced.
far very little outside aid has reached the region and more help is
WorldWaterWorks Limited has sent a consignment of 100 Water-Survival
Boxes by air to Karachi. They will be handed to the National Rural
Support Programme (the government approved agency) for onward
transportation and distribution to those most in need. Each
Water-Survival Box contains water purification equipment sufficient for
a family of four people for four months and a variety of survival items
including basic shelter, utensils for eating and drinking, cooking pot,
health and hygiene, general household items, and simple tools.
Case studies regarding the water shelter boxes impact among the flood
affectees of Balochistan district Kech Turbat.
Case study 1
Mrs. ...... w/o Nasir Ahmed a primary school teacher belongs to a
middle class family lost all her valuable in the flood and currently
living with her husband 2 kids along with her in-laws in a single tent.
According to her “My early days after the flood were un expressible when
we were nothing to eat, no place to live on even not a drop of fresh
water above all the unbearable hot weather of Turbat to drink, as I am
pregnant I faced lots of trouble while when we need of toilet but thanks
NRSP and other NGOs working for us”.
The water survival box were given to us and especially focused the
pregnant women’s is very helpful which contains all the necessaries of
daily use i.e. kitchen equipments etc; it works for us a lot.
Case study 2
Mrs ...... w/o Noor Baksh live in a tent after the flood along with her
husband 3 kids and her in-laws she belongs to a poor family as she lost
her home along with all her valuables she feels no attraction towards
life as she was not felling well she agreed to talk to us. She was also
given the water survival box but she thinks its of no use rather then to
give her shelter during this hot weather, while she was on other comment
that some thing is batter then nothing as she said “yah the water
survival box contain all the equipment of daily use but we need more to
sustain our life.
Case study 3
Mrs ..... w/o Nasir Baloch a housewife lives with her husband 4 kids and
her in-laws, she too lost her house and is very eager to protect the
life of her kids and worry for her kids future and she was on comment
that “ well now we are getting every thing out of cost but what will we
do after one month, when NGOs will leave, the Government should take
steps towards our rehabilitation, at the moment we have food stock for
one month and the Government has given to us 15000 rupees, while at the
same time NRSP provided us of the water survival box which contains
basic instruments of daily use”.
Case study 4
Shah Bi Bi w/o Abdul Majeed resident of Danchupdan, she is happy to get
the water survival box expressed her feeling like this “water survival
box contains useful items such as water pot in which we easily collect
enough water for our daily use, we were nothing before, the most
valuable thing in it is the Aquatap to clean water and keep our kids and
ourselves safe from diseases this water pot keeps enough capacity to
save water for the whole day use, and for we pregnant women’s there is
cotton, water pot, bed sheets, kitchen materials, soap, torch these are
all valuable for us especially during the delivery.
funds are urgently needed if further help is to be sent. Donations
should be made by cheque to ‘Worldwaterworks Limited’ and sent c/o
Rotary, The White House, Pensford, Bristol BS39 4NE.
WorldWaterWorks Limited is a Registered Charity sponsored by the Rotary
Club of Chelwood Bridge. For more information see
www.worldwaterworks.org or call 01761-490369.
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