The massive flood in 2010 had swept away all the Bridges,
roads, hospitals, schools and houses in Southern Districts of Punjab. Dozens of
villages were erased from the map of the country. Thousands of people lost
their lives. Crops and cattle worth Billions of rupees were annihilated.
The Services rendered by PHDF under the umbrella of Allahdin
Group of Companies to lessen the miseries of the flood affected were as follows:
1351 people displaced during this flood (residents of District
Muzaffargarh and Dera Ghazi Khan) were given shelter in primary girls and boys
schools of Jahanian. They were provided with Sehari, breakfast, lunch, evening
tea, Iftari, dinner, clean drinking water, Primary Health Services and milk for
Television was also made available to them for their
Sports material like foot balls, bat and balls and other items
were provided to the children to keep them involved in playful activities to lessen
their miseries and grievances.
Dry food items were provided to the displaced people.
A total # of 2610 patients were given medical services through
Mobile Service Units
Team of PHDF visited the flood affected communities and registered
the names of those who had still not received the camps and they were sitting
under the open sky facing scorching sun at day time and heavy rains in the
evening and distributed 250 camps to all deserving people whose names were
Before Eid, Full Eid Package was distributed to the flood
affectees given shelter in Jahanian. They were given clothes for men, women and
kids, shoes, Henna, Bangles, toys and sweets
Counseling session with the women was conducted because it was
very sentimental matter for those who had lost everything in this catastrophe and
could not meet their other family members on eid and were empty hands.
When the flood receded and people started moving back to their
places, PHDF provided them Dry food items to meet their needs for at least one month,
some utensils of basic requirement and paid some cash for their rehabilitation.
This process did not end here. After
Eid PHDF sent full package of food items to 250 flood affected families of
Rajanpur District. Each pack for a family included 10Kg Flour, Ghee, Sugar,
Pulses, Rice, Tea, Match boxes, milk packs, Washing powder, soaps etc.
When the winters approached to these
homeless people, PHDF provided them the quilts. 500 sets of quilts were
distributed in District Muzaffargarh and Rajanpur
Team of Pakistan Human Development Foundation visited some areas of Muzaffargarh for survey of Gender related issues. This survey revealed that condition of women was very poor. Following problems of women were observed in this survey. The women had not taken bath for the last 20 days and were wearing the same dress from the last 20 days. They needed sanitary napkins and under garments. Health conditions of pregnant and lactating women were alarming and the children had stopped getting the breast feed of their mothers because they were so stinky. It was observed that women do not go forward on roads to get the food items from those who were distributing the food hence they remained hungry.