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25 Mar 2014 description
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1 Acknowledgement:

This report is prepared by HANDS – Pakistan with technical support of UN-OCHA.Special thanks for the valuable inputs from representatives of WHO, Unicef, WFP, FAO and Other Humanitarian Partners

2 Introduction:

Tharparkar District , is one of the districts of Sindh province in Pakistan. It is headquartered at Mithi. It has the lowest Human Development Index of all districts in Sindh.

27 Nov 2011 description
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(By Nadeem Wagan)

Dear All,

22 Sep 2011 description
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Recent flooding in southern Pakistan has disrupted health services in 22 out of 23 districts in Sindh province. Flood waters have resulted in 226 deaths and damaged or destroyed more than one million homes – approximately 5.3 million people have been affected. Having already deployed to Sindh in response to the 2010 floods, HANDS has been delivering services at health services throughout the region since October 2010 in flood affected areas. We have mobilized our local medical teams in response to the recent flooding and will focus on assessing needs and responding as necessary.

21 Sep 2011 description
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Since August, heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods throughout Sindh province, affecting 7 million people. More than 280 people have been killed, 1.8 million houses have been destroyed or damaged and 4.8 million acres have been flooded since late last month. More than 200,000 people have been moved to shelters while some 800,000 families hit by last year's floods are still homeless.

20 Sep 2011 description
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As rains continue to lash the flood ravaged Sindh province in Pakistan, HANDS warns of a severe risk of a public health crisis if foods, medical, clean water and sanitation, services is not urgently provided. According to the National Disaster Management Authority more than 200,000 adults and 500,000 children are at risk of contracting diseases if immediate assistance was not provided.

20 Sep 2011 description
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As rains continue to lash the flood ravaged Sindh province in Pakistan, HANDS warns of a severe risk of a public health crisis if foods, medical, clean water and sanitation, services is not urgently provided. According to the National Disaster Management Authority more than 200,000 adults and 500,000 children are at risk of contracting diseases if immediate assistance was not provided.

19 Sep 2011 description
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While more than seven million people have been affected by the floods in Sindh since they began less than 50 days ago, HANDS is urgently calling on the international donor community to expedite its response in order to give critical and life-saving relief to those in need. The international aid agency warned that as the numbers of people affected continue to rise, deaths could increase and millions of futures destroyed if funding remains slow.“The lives of those affected by the floods is hanging in a balance.

19 Sep 2011 description
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The recent flood in Sindh due to rains started in the last week of August, the severely hit districts Badin, MirpurKhas, Tando Allahyar, Hyderabad, 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.

17 Sep 2011 description
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As rains continue to lash the flood ravaged Sindh province in Pakistan, HANDS warns of a severe risk of a public health crisis if foods, medical, clean water and sanitation, services is not urgently provided. According to the National Disaster Management Authority more than 200,000 adults and 500,000 children are at risk of contracting diseases if immediate assistance was not provided.

15 Sep 2011 description
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Recent flooding in southern Pakistan has disrupted health services in 22 out of 23 districts in Sindh province. Flood waters have resulted in 247 deaths and damaged or destroyed more than one million homes – approximately 5.4 million people have been affected and destroyed or damaged nearly one million homes, and flooded 17,000 km2 of land. In the worst situation HANDS has been delivering services the southern part of Sindh for last three weeks. We have mobilized our local medical teams in response to the recent flooding in Sindh.

14 Sep 2011 description
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Needs:

Due to this recent heavy rains, a significant losses and damages to crops (especially cotton and chillies; partially rice and sugarcane), household infrastructure and government infrastructures have been observed. Moreover, significant damages occurred especially to water supply sources for domestic use. Hand pumps were found inundated, ponds are flooded by rainwater runoff, irrigation canals are overflow, and breaches occurred in the Left Bank Outfall Drain (LBOD) and irrigation canals which led acute scarcity of safe drinking water for the community.

14 Sep 2011 description
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Needs:

Due to this recent heavy rains, a significant losses and damages to crops (especially cotton and chillies; partially rice and sugarcane), household infrastructure and government infrastructures have been observed. Moreover, significant damages occurred especially to water supply sources for domestic use. Hand pumps were found inundated, ponds are flooded by rainwater runoff, irrigation canals are overflow, and breaches occurred in the Left Bank Outfall Drain (LBOD) and irrigation canals which led acute scarcity of safe drinking water for the community.

14 Sep 2011 description
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Needs:

Due to this recent heavy rains, a significant losses and damages to crops (especially cotton and chillies; partially rice and sugarcane), household infrastructure and government infrastructures have been observed. Moreover, significant damages occurred especially to water supply sources for domestic use. Hand pumps were found inundated, ponds are flooded by rainwater runoff, irrigation canals are overflow, and breaches occurred in the Left Bank Outfall Drain (LBOD) and irrigation canals which led acute scarcity of safe drinking water for the community.

14 Sep 2011 description
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Needs:

Due to this recent heavy rains, a significant losses and damages to crops (especially cotton and chillies; partially rice and sugarcane), household infrastructure and government infrastructures have been observed. Moreover, significant damages occurred especially to water supply sources for domestic use. Hand pumps were found inundated, ponds are flooded by rainwater runoff, irrigation canals are overflow, and breaches occurred in the Left Bank Outfall Drain (LBOD) and irrigation canals which led acute scarcity of safe drinking water for the community.

14 Sep 2011 description
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(Extract)

Losses and Damages:
Different organizations have conducted rapid assessments and analyze the losses and damages. According to Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) report on losses and damages released on 10 September 2011 @ 1900 hrs validated that;

  • No of affected Districts: 22

  • No of affected Talukas: 75

  • No of affected Union Councils: 545

  • No of affected villages: 28,684

  • No of affected persons: 5.3 million

  • Total area affected: 4.4 million acres

13 Sep 2011 description
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The condition in southern part of Sindh province has become dire with no chance of an end to persistent rainfall in the next few days that has killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands in the province. Thousands of displaced people have been affected by malaria, skin conditions and abdominal diseases in the flood-hit areas. In the most terrible situation HANDS ever concentrate on health of poor people of province, for that cause whole medical staff of HANDS work hard round the clock so that qualitative health services be provided to poor community of country.

13 Sep 2011 description
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The condition in southern part of Sindh province has become dire with no chance of an end to persistent rainfall in the next few days that has killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands in the province. Thousands of displaced people have been affected by malaria, skin conditions and abdominal diseases in the flood-hit areas. In the most terrible situation HANDS ever concentrate on health of poor people of province, for that cause whole medical staff of HANDS work hard round the clock so that qualitative health services be provided to poor community of country.

12 Sep 2011 description
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