KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA FLOOD RELIEF EFFORTS
The Humanitarian Assistance, Empowerment, Researchand Development (SHARED), have put about£1,000, some of which was raised by The PashtunSociety, towards the flood relief effort. Food andwater was provided for over 120 families, aroundthe ‘Tarnab’ area, for a month. There are plans inplace to install a clean water plan, which costsaround $5,000.Apart from this, over 70 suits for women, men andchildren were collected and donated to British PakistaniDoctors Forum, and around 5kg of medicines and other medical equipment has been sent toPeshawar. A SHARED-linked volunteer Dr has set up a small, free medical camp, especially for theflood victims.Elsewhere, students of Rangoona VocationalTraining School in Peshawar have prepared around120 hygiene packs. A survey was undertaken of adevastated village in Tangi and around 100 familiesare receiving assistance from philanthropists, butthe government has issued notices to them toevacuate the school by 20th September. Inresponse to this, there are plans to set up a campand apply for UN funding. The survey hashighlighted that the Jogian village will also needsupport. If government land becomes availablenearby, then a tented village may be set up here.However, if this is not possible, support will still needto continue for these vulnerable people.SHARED had plans underway, for an Eid package for bothsites aiming at about 170 Families. Each package will costan average PKR 500, to include vermicelli, milk, Biscuits,candy for kids, Sugar, dried grapes etc. This will beprovided, alongside the hygiene kits, which has beendonated by local people, as well as about 5kg of flour per household. SHARED also have plans to initiate someeducational, vocational skills building and psychosocialactivities in the near future.