EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
Church World Service is the Humanitarian Agency of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.
35 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs
EMERGENCY ACCOUNT #976912
(In support of ACT Appeal #ASPK91, Sindh
ACT Appeal Target: $83,950
CWS Appeal Target: $60,000
May 26, 1999
Signed by the Rev. Dr. Rodney Page, CWS Executive Director
SITUATION: A May 20 tropical cyclone hit coastal areas of Pakistan's Sindh province, devastating several communities. At least 700 people are missing, 2,000 homes were destroyed and 40,000 acres of land were underwater. Conditions in the area are horrendous, with the homeless desperately trying to find shelter. Strong winds and rains have hampered relief work.
RESPONSE: Church World Service-Pakistan and its local partners are proposing distribution of emergency relief in the form of basic shelter materials - tents and tarpaulins and food baskets to 1,000 of the most vulnerable families affected by the recent cyclone and in one of the poorest areas of the province. Each family will receive one family tent, one tarpaulin and one food basket. This program will be completed within two weeks of obtaining the relief materials, through June 6.
Direct Assistance (tents, food): $69,000
Administrative costs: $10,950
TOTAL APPEAL TARGET: $ 83,950
CWS SUPPORT: CWS is supporting the ACT Appeal, but is requesting funds be sent directly to CWS which is the implementing partner. CWS is seeking $60,000 in support from its member denominations. Contributions should be sent to CWS/ERO in New York (CWS Emergency Appeal: Sindh Cyclone Relief, #976912). Those wanting more information on the appeal, should contact the CWS Emergency Response Office. Or visit the ACT Web Site at: http://www.act-intl.org.
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