ISLMABAD, Pakistan: The relief efforts of Pakistan’s armed forces are underway in flood-affected areas across the Country while donations from worldwide also continue to pour in to help deal with the natural catastrophe.
The following details have been issued by the National Flood Response Coordination Centre (NFRCC);
Uptill now 6463.8 tons of food items along with 1170.7 tons of sustenance items and 3457842 medicine items have been collected so far.
However, 6028.6 tons of food 1126.7 tons of sustenance items and 3232292 medicine items have been distributed uptill now.
International Donors including Turkey provided 4008 tons food packets, 1000 baby food packets, 460 tents, 864 kitchen set, 2000 bedding, 50 boats, 1000 hygiene boxes & 15.6 tone medicines.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) added support with 129 tons food items, 916 food packets, 1000 x tents, 1000 bedding & 6.9 tone medicines.
China have given 3000 tents while Belgium 300 tents, Japan 588 tents and 306 tarpaulins, Uzbekistan supported with 25 tons food items and 9 tons bedding, Qatar 2.55 tons of medicines, France has given 204 tents, 208 kitchen set, 1125 bedding and 422 hygiene boxes.
The flights of food and sustenance items from the United States for the flood victims arrived in Pakistan. Five goods flights are planned in coming days.
A total of 12 flights of UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP and RC have reached Pakistan so far.
Pakistan Army Relief Efforts
So far 463 Army Aviation helicopters sorties have been flown to various areas for evacuation of stranded people.
In the last 24 hours, 17 sorties have been flown and evacuated 90 stranded individuals & delivered 22.7 tons of relief items to the flood affectees.
Moreover, uptill now 4354 stranded Individuals have been evacuated through helicopter sorties.
Relief Camps/ Relief Items Collection Points
So far 147 Relief Camps and 284 Relief Collection points in Sindh, South Punjab & Balochistan have been established across the country for flood affectees.
More than 250 medical camps established so far in which more than 102721 patients have been treated all across the Country and provided 3-5 days’ free medicine.
Pakistan Navy Relief and Rescue Efforts
Pakistan Navy has established 04 Flood Relief Centers, 06 Central Collection Points, 02 tent cities accommodating 4439 Personnel and 55 Medical Camps in which 36331 patients have been treated across the Country.
It has ddistributed 1241 tons ration, 2860 tents & 490,577 liters mineral/fresh water in various districts.
Moreover, Pakistan Navy’s 23 Emergency Response Teams (ERTs) equipped with 45 motorized boats and 02 Hovercrafts deployed in 10 districts have rescued 13741 stranded personnel.
Pakistan Navy has also deployed 02 helicopters in interior Sindh.
Uptill now, in 49 sorties have been flown, these helicopters rescued 465 stranded people and distributed 3502 packets of ration and 300 Kg of medicine.
Eight diving teams of Pakistan Navy have also carried out 26 diving operations in affected areas across the Pakistan.
Pakistan Air Force Relief and Rescue Efforts
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has also conducted 88 C-130, 92 MI-17, 54 AW-139 air sorties, rescued 1521 personnel, distributed 4800 tents, 216,004 food packets, 2583.98 tons ration, 183,269 liters water, and established 19 tent cities accommodating 18,441 people, 50 relief camps and 41 medical camps in which 45,354 patients have been treated across the Country so far.
At present, PAF is fully committed in Sindh, Nawabshah, Sukkur, Mirpur Khas, Talhaar, Jacobabad, Sehwan, Perpatho.
In Baclochistan Samungli, Killa Abdulllah and Killa Saifulllah; in Punjab Rajanpur and Dera Khan Khan; in Gilgit-Baltistan, Gilgit Skardu, Ghizer, Naltar, Ganche;, and in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Nowshera, Charsadda, Kheshgi, Saidu Sharif, Shangla, Laram remain under focus.