The PRCS continues its operations in the flooded areas
Islamabad: Expanding its rescue and relief operation in Balochistan and other parts of the country under the Disaster Response and Emergency Response Fund (DREF) operation, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society ( PRCS) planned to provide cash grants, install water treatment plants and distribute dengue fever kits, hygiene kits and non-food items to flood victims.
Decisions to this effect were taken at a high-level meeting held at the national headquarters of the PRCS. In addition to relief and rehabilitation activities, future seizures in flood-affected areas in Quetta, Pashin and Qila Saifullah in Baluchistan, as well as parts of Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir and Khyber-Pakthunkhwa have is discussed and planned. .
The scope of PRCS relief and rescue activities has been expanded with the support of the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC).
Addressing the meeting, PRCS Chairman Abrar ul Haq said PRCS has deployed mobile health teams with doctors, paramedics and free medicines in Tank, Jhal Magsi and Jafferabad districts. “Water treatment plants will be installed in Kirk, Tank, Jhal Magsi and Jafarabad in the coming days. Each plant will have the capacity to produce 30,000 liters of clean and safe drinking water per day,” he said. Hygiene kits, jerry cans, dengue fever kits will be distributed to 900 households in the affected areas while relief material will also be distributed to victims of Muzaffargarh with the support of the Turkish Red Crescent. “A cash grant of Rs 16,000 per household will also be given to 1,400 households in the affected areas to cover their basic needs,” Abrar added.