Pakistan

Pakistan: Report on Scout Services in Floods 2010

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Background of the Report

This report is being written in response to the services of Balochistan boy scouts carried out in recent floods which struck eastern Balochistan districts of in the districts of Barkhan, Kohlu, Sibi, Jaffarabad, Naseerabad and Jhal Magsi.

The floods have destroyed several villages in the districts of Barkhan, Kohlu and Sibi. All the villages of the Jaffarabad, Naseerabad and Jhal Magsi districts were completely destroyed by recent floods. Approximately 20,000,000 people have been left homeless in the floods in the country.

The most urgent needs of the survivors are shelter, clean drinking water, cooked food items, clothing and emergency medical assistance. Floods have destroyed homes, crops and live stocks in the districts of Barkhan, Kohlu, Sibi, Jaffarabad, Naseerabad and Jhal Magsi.

People in Jaffarabad, Naseerabad and Jhal Magsi districts lack safe drinking water. People have become vulnerable to diarrhea, cholera and skin diseases due to unclean water and poor sanitation. The health workers have warned that deadly diseases are spreading. The people affected by floods are still waiting for help after the disaster and children and women are dying.