PRCS sends five relief trucks for 200 Ghanche (GB) landslide victims’ families
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) responding to the needs of landslide victims of Ganche, Gilgit-Baltistan have send relief items for 200 families over a period of one month.
These relief goods were dispatched at a ceremony that was attended by the PRCS Chairperson Senator Nilofar Bakhtiar, Secretary General Muhammad Ilyas Khan, Director Operations Ateeb Siddiqui and others at the PRCS National Headquarters here on Wednesday.
Speaking on the occasion, PRCS Chairperson Senator Nilofar Bakhtiar said that the Red Crescent stands with the landslide victims of Ganche, Gilgit-Baltistan, adding that the PRCS will support the victims within available resources.
Nilofar said that the PRCS Gilgit-Baltistan teams have reached in the areas and based on that assessments the PRCS is sending relief consignment for 200 families for one month and later keeping in view the situation the Red Crescent will help the victims.
Speaking on the occasion PRCS Secretary General Muhammad Ilyas khan said that the Red Crescent District Branch Skardu responded immediately and a team of volunteers and staff under supervision of DMO District Skardu (NDRT Trained) deployed at the affected area for rapid need assessment.
He said that the PRCS in closely coordinating with the local administration who has requested PRCS for provision of food items and tents to the affected people while DHO has requested for a medical/health camp in the affected areas.
Giving details of the relief consignment, Khan said that the relief package for each family consists of atta (20 kg bag), Ghee (15 kg tin), Rice 20 kg bag, Dall Channa, 12 kg, Sugar 5 Kg, Tea 1 Kg, Salt 1 Kg, Tarpaulin two each family, hygiene kits 1 and one tent and the total cost for 200 families package is PKR 6 million.
He said that the PRCS Gilgit-Baltistan branch is also providing relief to the victims and the national headquarters has assured all out support in this regard to the provincial branch.
The relief goods were handed over to PRCS Gilgit-Baltistan Secretary Safdar Hussain by the PRCS Secretary General Muhammad Ilyas Khan.
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