150 people dead in Sindh floods
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150 people dead in Sindh floods

Bahāwalpur : Pakistan | Sep 11, 2011 at 11:36 PM PDT
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Pakistan Flood Relief

Federal and provincial governments have mobilized all the resources to help the affected people in Sindh following unprecedented monsoon rains that have killed over 150 people and destroyed crops and houses throughout the province.



Twenty two districts of Sindh, namely Badin, Tando Mohammad Khan, Mirpurkhas, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Thatta, Tando Allayar, Naushero Feroze, Khairpur, Shaheed Benazirabad, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Sanghar, Dadu, Shahdad Kot, Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Kamber-Shahdadkot, Kashmore, Ghotki, Larkana and Matiari, have been affected by the flood.

The Sindh Government has decided to issue Watan Cards to families in the affeced districts. Five of these districts - Nawabshah, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Tando Muhammad Khan and Tando Allahyar - have been declared 'calamity-hit areas'.

A Watan Card worth Rs 20,000 will be given to each affected family.

A team of UN agencies is currently visiting the affected areas for need assessment.

The President has directed the Sindh Chief Minister to personally monitor the situation and ensure that the victims are given relief and rehabilitated.

He also directed NDMA to prepare needs assessment in coordination with the provincial disaster management authorities for future relief and emergency operations.



The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund has allocated Rs 258 million and started relief work to help 400,000 displaced people in 14 union councils badly ravaged by the raging flood waters in Badin.



The Pakistan Army carried out rescue and relief operations in the flood affected areas and over 1000 families shifted to relief camps.

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