Sindh Agricultural and Forestry Workers Coordinating Organization (Safwco)
Floods 2011: SAFWCO has assisted 413,000 flood affected people (59,000 families) in emergency relief phase in Sanghar & Shaheed Benazirabad Districts in WASH, Food Distribution & EFSL sectors while in Early Recovery Phase SAFWCO is providing assistance to 161,000 people (23,000 families) in District Sanghar under WASH & EFSL Program & planning to provide assistance to 410,000 people (58,571 families) under WASH in S. Benazirabad, Umerkot & Sanghar Districts. SAFWCO is planning to provide assistance to 84,000 (12,000 families) flood affected people (2010 floods) under WASH in District Jamshoro
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Overview

The destruction unleashed by the devastating floods in the history of the country is beyond imagination and immense. Sindh is going through unprecedented destruction as a result of the floods after the monsoon rains. 19 district of Sindh have been completely ruined by the flood in the province.  According Federal governments’ details more than 4 million people have been rendered homeless in Sindh while Sindh government has been saying umber of IDPs is more than 7 million. Besides, millions of acres of crop land have been completely vanished by the floods.
 
 The total loss incurred by the province as per the provincial government’s statistics has been put as 4 trillions which could increase after detailed surveys. 

Moreover, the issue of utmost significance at the moment is of health of the IDPs particularly immunization living inside camps and out side camps. It indicates that immunization is very important and be taken on priority basis by the government and NGOs. It is estimated that more than thousands of babies are expected to be born in the flood ht areas. One of the problems is of mal nutrition and immunization of new born babies and IDPs including out break of measles and polio in new born. Besides, there is also the problem of shelter to the IDPs who are living under open sky. The heat wave these days could also leave affects of their health

SAFWCO Response Updates in flood relief activities:

Along with Sindh  and Local government and other civil society organization, SAFWCO (Sindh Agriculture and Forestry Workers Coordinating Organization) with financial assistance ( of Oxfam GB and CRS has started response to 13,000 families with full WASH package, So far hygiene kits and buckets have been distributed to 3,000 families, VIP latrines in two camps have been constructed and drinking water source has been provided in one camp, rehabilitated existing latrines in 40 camps, rehabilitated existing drinking water sources in 20 camps, sanitary workers have been hired who clean the sanitation facilities in all the camps, drinking water quality monitoring has been initiated.

Losses incurred by district Thatta as a result of the floods by October, 11, 2010:

Total
Talukas
affected

No. of
Internally
Displaced
Persons
(IDPs)

No. of
casualties

No. of
crop
area
affected

No. of
livestock
perished

No. of
IDPs’
camps
in
district
Thatta

No. of
people
in
camps

No. of
IDPs
without
camps

6 talukas
, Sujawal,
Mirpur
Bathoro, Thatta,
Ghorabari,
Shah
Bandar,
Kharochan

 8,78000


Source, district govt.

20


Source: district
govt

177,800
acres

 Survey
under
process

222
camps

 2,50,000



Source
: district govt

6,00,000

These
IDPs are
living in
Maklli
& other
districts
including
Badin
&
Karachi

 
District Thatta:

SAFWCO support in District  Thatta to District Government

(SAFWCO Contribution)

- NFI to 500 most vulnerable families in Thatta

- 10 Trained volunteers for camp management

- 50 local volunteers for support in evacuation from flooded villages

- Handed over NFI kits for 500 families (worth 1 million) to DCO Thatta for support if IDPs in camps

- Support district Government in flood distribution in camps

- Support district Government in registration if IDPs

- Water tankering to 500 families in Makkali

- Distributed milk in 13830 packets 1 liter per packet distributes amongst 1000 families at Moonarki band and Surjani Band

- 7236 family pack roll Biscuits has been distributes amongst 1000 families.

- Registered 500 families for tent distribution 

- Two mobile ambulances providing medical facilities to 150-200 families

- Established camp on GhulamAllah road Thatta

- 3600 soaps distributed among flood affected

- 200,000 Aqua water purification tablets were distributed in districts Thatta 

- 28 hand pumps have been installed in Ghorabari and Kharo Chan Talukas for 2832 IDPs 

SAFWCO Support with the Collaboration of PPAF in Thatta District

60 Mobile Camps conducted, 12,930 patients were treated, till date, with full facilitation of Medicine. 115 cases were referred to Taluka Hospital.

SAFWCO Support with the collaboration of CRS in Thatta District.

- NFI to 500 most vulnerable families in Tehsil Sujawal Thatta

- Hygiene promotion messages

SAFWCO Support with the collaboration of PPAF in Thatta District.

- Food Assistance will be provided by distributing 17,000 Food Packages in a month (4,250 every week).  

- After assessment, these packages will be distributed in 4 phases of union council Gharo, K.R.Shah, Beli and Udasi of District Thatta.

SAFWCO Support with the collaboration of WFP in district Thatta.

- Food package for one month per family has been distributed amongst 7667 families in 4 union councils of district Thatta.

- The food package comprises of Wheat flour/Rice, Vegetable oil and nutritional supplements dose (Plumpy Dose)
Losses incurred by district Dadu as a result of floods up to August 30, 2010:

Total
affected
talukas

No. of
internally
Displaced
Persons
(IDPs)

No. of
casualties

Total
crop
area
affected

Total
livestock
perished

No. of
camps
in
district

No. of
IDPs
in
camps

No. of
IDPs
without
camps

No. of
houses
damaged

4,
Dadu,
Mehar,
KN
Shah, Johi

980,000





Source
sindh govt

14
4 inside
camps,
10, directly
by floods

306210
acres
Excluding
KN shah
& Johi
 

Source: district govt

533

431

 

 

 


Source: district govt

75835

Excluding
KN shah
& Johi.

 

Source: district govt

Not known

Total,
65340
Fully,
41770
Partially,
23570

Excluding KN shah and johi

Source: district govt

SAFWCO Response in District Dadu

Safwco Support to district Government

- 1 ambulance with medical staff, one medical officer, LHV and Dispenser and medicines

- 633 patients provided free medical check ups and medicines with most common cases dealt with Gastro, Skin infections, Malaria, Malnutrition and URTIs

- 200,000 Aqua water purification tablets distributed in districts Thatta and Dadu 

- 1 power boat with capacity of 12 persons

- 8 De-watering machines

- 2 tents with capacity of 12 persons for camps installation

 

SAFWCO Support with the collaboration of Oxfam in Dadu:

- Installation of 20 temporary pit latrines

- Installation of 15 water tanks with capacity of 300 gallons each

- 1902 hygiene kits distributed

- Water tinkering (25000 liters per day for 580 families per day)

- Installation of 4 hand pumps

- Rehabilitate 16 hand pumps

- 288 hygiene sessions

- 10 sanitation staff deputed

- 680 families rescued from flood area

- Daily OPD of 80 patients from 2ndAugust 2010

- 4,211 NFI Kits distributed amongst 27,360 flood affectees

- Installation of 4 water tanks, 500 Gallons Each

Losses incurred by the district Hyderabad as a result of floods.

Total
affected
talukas

No. of
internally
Displaced
Persons
IDPs

N. of
casualties

Total
crop
area
affected

No.of
livestock
affected

No. of
camps
in
district

No. of
people
in
camps

No. of
IDPs
without
camps

-----

90,500

5

Waiting

waiting

58

33,414

Not known

SAFWCO’s Response in the District Hyderabad.

SAFWCO Support in the district:

- Medical team in the district consist of one pediatrician, one skin specialist, 2 General Physicians, 2 Gyne  and Obs lady doctors including two supporting staff

- SAFWCO organized One Day Medical camp in collaboration of Marvi Development Organization sabizi Mandi Hyd

- 496 patients including male, female and children were provided health facilities and medicines Health and Hygiene Kits distributed among 500 families in district

- Distributed 200 packets of juice among IDPs children on eid day in Govt Girls Degree Collage Qasimabad Camp

SAFWCO Response in collaboration with UNICEF in district Hyderabad.

- Distributed 200 schools bags among IDPs children in Highway Flat camp

- Distributed 2 plastic mat and one black board

- Distributed 175 school begs in govt degree collage Qasimabad camp

- One black board and plastic mat

- Distributed 192 packets of juices

Losses incurred by District Jamshoro as a result of floods.

Total
Affected
talukas

No.
of
IDPs

No. of
Causalities

Total crop area affected

No. of
livestock
perished

No. of
camps
by govt
in
district

No. of
IDPs in
camps

No. of
IDPs
without
camps

 

250,000

Not
reported

9,850
acres

197

94

40,011

Not
known

SAFWCO Response in collaboration with CRS in the District Jamshoro.

- Mobile medical services given in the district Jamshoro

- Registered 500 families for NFI Kits in Gul Shah (Jamshoro)

- Distributed 500 NFI packages in IDPs in Gul Shah (Jamshoro)

- Conducted 29 hygiene session with 112 male and 459 female participants respectively

Losses incurred by District Khairpur as a result of floods.

Total affected talukas

No. of
IDPs

No. of
causalities

Total
crop
area
affected

No. of
livestock
perished

No. of
govt
camps

No. of
IDPs in
camps

No. of
IDPs
without
camps

=

3,45,900
Source,
sindh
govt

32

46,055

32,290

447

100,699

Not
known

SAFWCO Response in collaboration with CRS in District Khairpur.

- Distributed 3928 NFI kits among IDPs

- Registered 4278 families in Talukas, Kingri and Gambat

- 500 NFI Kits distributed

- 466 Hygiene sessions conducted with 5906 female and 5889 male participants attending the sessions in Kingri and Gambat

- 3,927 Hygiene Kits were distributed amongst IDPs

 

 
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