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“Sindh Flood Appeal”

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  • We are thankful to all the donors who had supported IFT during 2010 Flood relief activities.

    Again, the Indus Foundation Trust is taking subsistence survival packs to various locations in Sindh. Floods caused by heavy monsoon rains have devastated communities in the Sindh provinces.

    Latest figures released by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority in Sindh show that 8.1 million people have been made homeless in the province alone. Less than a quarter of these people (approx 0.71 Million) have been accommodated in makeshift relief camps set up by the Sindh Government. 3,079such camps are currently functional but conditions in these camps remain appalling as there is a severe shortage of food, water and medical supplies.

    The economy of Sindh has suffered extensive losses due to the damage to infrastructure and crops. 22 out of its 23 districts have been deluged, approx 1.5 million homes damaged. 6,589,141 acres hectares of arable land has been inundated. The estimated loss to the cotton crop in these floods stands at a staggering Rs 75 billion. There are now growing concerns that fields will be too waterlogged for farmers to be able to sow the winter wheat in time. 2,62,264 livestock, among them cattle used for ploughing, have drowned in the floods. While the death toll in Sindh has been relatively low (369 persons lost their lives and 744 persons were injured) this is expected to rise sharply with the onset of water- borne diseases such as cholera and the lack of medical supplies.

    We are planning to supply badly affected area of various districts of Sindh with 300 packages. Our Survival Packs contain the following items and allow a family to survive on non-shelter subsistence for two weeks.

    The IFT has been set up as a citizen’s trust by Sherry Rehman, Naheed Jafri, Jamal Mir and Nadeem Hussain.

    We make no partisan political divide in which areas we service. We need funds, goods and volunteers to set up a camp and collect items other than dry goods. We are also supplying mosquito coils, biscuits, women’s sanitary goods. Clothes, mugs, tea, mospel, water filtration machines, disinfectant, detergent and dry edibles are also needed.

    Last week we delivered one lot of 120 Survival Packs sufficient for 120 families for at least two weeks and 10 tents to Flood affectees of Dadu District in co-ordination with the local administration. Dadu is the area where more than 300,000 people in 631 villages have been destituted by this flood.

    Another lot of 100 Survival Packs sufficient for at least two weeks for 100 families and 20 tents were also sent to displaced peoples of various districts of Sindh at a temporary camp on Super Highway, Karachi, where no shelter or food was available for them.

    Please send your cheques to THE INDUS FOUNDATION TRUST, or if you have goods to deliver, please bring them to the collection point at 49 Old Clifton, Karachi.

    Phones: 00 92 21 35834663/4

    Fax: 00 92 21 35837201

    Anis Memon will give you a receipt. Tariq Sheikh can be contacted for coordination queries or supply needs.

    For those sending remittances from abroad please send to FCY Account Tameer Bank in HBM 20310-333-400598

    for onward credit to Acc no: 151006003997001 Habib Metropolitan Bank Main Branch Swift Code MPBLPKKA001

    USD Correspondent Habib American Bank Swift Code HANYUS33

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