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Update 5th October: Latest on SOS Children work in flood affected Pakistan

Update 5th October: Latest on SOS Children work in flood affected Pakistan

Update on the Flood Relief Programme in Pakistan, 5 October 2010

By Souriya Anwar, President of SOS Children's Villages Pakistan:


Finally the flood threat is subsiding as the raging waters are reaching the end of their journey. However, destruction is still nowhere near the end, as large tracts of the province of Sindh are still inundated.

The area of Moro has been completely encircled, with access routes destroyed, and has been in urgent need of food supplies. Snakes are also creating serious problems and we have dispatched a consignment of snakebite venom anti-serum to the area. Otherwise, we continue to distribute food packages.

Although in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, people are slowly leaving the camps, and returning to their villages, there is utter desolation in most areas. It will be a long time before there can be a regular supply of food and they will continue to be dependant on assistance from outside. Most of the rural population actually stores grain at the time of harvesting and their supplies, along with all their household belongings, have been swept away – leaving them totally bereft.

As we reach a less pressured time in our relief efforts, I would like to express sincere gratitude to all of you who have been so very generous in your support. Now that we have distributed over five million meals, you can take satisfaction from the fact that your help is making a big difference, and showing that human kindness knows no boundaries.

Distribution has been made as follows: