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Qatar Charity Pakistan has started its emergency WASH program for the displaced in the Bannu District in Waziristan. The district's population was approximately 1,000,000 prior to more than 840,000 displaced seeking relative safety in Bannu. This one-year program shall dig 40 wells(equipping 10 with electric pumps), provide 40 schools with water storage tanks and sanitation, build 320 toilets and 16 power transfer stations. Qatar Charity Pakistan will also maintain 12 water and sewage networks and provide health centers and campsfor the displaced people with water tanks.
During the past fourteen months, Qatar Charity has implemented more than QAR 20 million (USD 5.5 million) on projects for Pakistan.
Immediate disaster response accounted for QAR 1.1 million (USD 300,000) for flood and earthquake response. Most notably, this included the 2013 Baluchistan earthquake and 2014 Muzaffar Ghar floods in the province of Punjab responses where shelter, food and clothing was provided to those most affected.
The seasonal rains that fell more profusely than normal over a short period in mid-September 2014 led to flooding from four key Pakistani rivers. This caused total or partial destruction of nearly 17,000 homes, the loss of tens of thousands of hectares of agricultural land and killed nearly 1,000 cattle and at least 320 people throughout parts of Punjab and Kashmir.
1 . Situation Overview
- Situation Overview
The relief operations in both Rajanpur & DG Khan continued on 7th day. Army, Government, NGOs and other stake holders remained busy in relief work in flood affected areas. The flood response has been enhanced by the Government and other relief organizations.
- Situation Overview
The rescue and relief operation remained continued on 4th day, in both DG Khan and Rajanpur with the help of Army and Support Departments of Government. The flood affected Union Councils falling on the west of Rajanpur, remained still inaccessible. The water level is receding in the UCs falling near Koh Suleman, while the flood water has started accumulating in low lying areas near Rajanpur city. The flood water inundated UCs, Rakh Fazal Pur and Kotla Essan today, which are comparatively thickly populated areas.
- Situation Overview
Heavy torrential rains in the past few days (07-10 September, 2012) have triggered flash floods in various parts of South Punjab, resulting into heavy loss of living spaces and wide spread displacement. DG Khan and Rajanpur have been the most effected districts. The emergency was declared by the Government in both DG Khan and Rajanpur. Relief operations were initially started by the government through Rescue 1122, DDMA, TMA etc. later on the army also joined the relief operation. The scale of emergency seemed to be beyond the control of government.
FLASH FLOODS RAJANPUR & DG KHAN, 2012
The recent flood in Sindh due to rains started in the last week of August, the severely hit districts Badin, MirpurKhas, Tando Muhammad Khan, Sanghar, UmerKot, Nawab Shah and Jamshoro in Lower Sindh, Southern and Northern Sindh. Rain multiplied with the poor system of Left Bank Outfall Drain (LBOD) has created havocs in the life of poor communities living in these water locked areas.
Fakhro: QR.13.000.000 for Relief Efforts in Pakistan
In continuation to its efforts for the victims of the floods in Pakistan, Qatar Charity has started distribution of urgent relief items transported from Dubai via Lahore and Islam Abad airports last week.
In a press release, Mr. Khalid Fakhro, director of public relations and resources development department at Qatar Charity, said : " The two field offices of the Charity at Swat and Rajimpur started to distribute the first shipment of relief items,40 tones transported via Qatar Airways last Sunday.
Qatar Charity has allocated QR1.3mn for the displaced people of Malakand in Pakistan who are severely affected by conflicts. The Charity's relief campaign to help over 100,000 people is expected to begin in the next few days. Qatar Charity's office in Islamabad will provide food, shelter and health care.
In a press release, Engineer 'Abdullah Husain al-Ni'mah, the Charity's Managing Director and Board's Vice-Chairperson, said:" The amount allocated for the campaign would be increased according to the needs and situation of the displaced people.
Doha, April 01, 2009 - In a party held in Pakistan, the local Office of Qatar Charity distributed the sponsorship allowances to Kashmiri orphans, who lost their parents in the earthquake of 2005.
The function was held in Muzaffarabad under the auspices of Mr. Raja Zulqarnain Khan, the governor of the province, in the presence of Mrs. Noreen 'Aref, the Minister of Social Affairs in the province, who distributed the regular allowances to the orphans sponsored by Qatar Charity.
In a press release, Mr.
Doha, Nov. 11th, 2008 - During Ramadan 1429 A.H., Qatar Charity carried out Iftaar (fast breaking) project in 19 countries outside the State of Qatar. Around 235159 families benefitted from this project which was carried out in the most needful countries. The Charity applied the most developed mechanisms and quality services. The total cost amounted to Q.R. 4.628.426.
The project demonstrated a noticeable increase (Q.R. 800.000) over the previous year. The increase rate of expenditures on this project reached 90% compared with Q.R.
Qatar Charity has started a humanitarian relief campaign for the victims of Yemyin Hurricane in Baluchistan and the Southern region of Pakistan wherein the infrastructure and people were badly exposed to bad destruction.
On this occasion, the Charity offered some urgent relief items in order to face the dire needs of the affected, in addition to its association with the Pakistani Army for the distribution of six tones of dates to the people in the bumpy regions.
According to Mr.
Qatar Charity a Doha based international NGO with its office in Pakistan has participated in Relief Activities since October 2005 to March 2006.