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Pakistan Red Crescent Society provides one month food ration to 3500 flood-hit families

PRCS 001 PRCS 002Lahore: The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has distributed another consignment of food-packs among three thousand and five hundred flood-hit families in Punjab, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Director Operations PRCS Ghulam Muhammad Awan informed a coordination meeting that fifteen thousand affected in the nine union councils of Jhang, Sialkot and Multan have been provided with rice, cooking oil, pulses, wheat flour and other items.

Women and children who are the most vulnerable in the situation were given specially prepared energy biscuits, he added. Ghulam Muhammad Awan further said eight hundred families in Bagh, Poonch and Haveli areas of the AJK and two hundred families residing in different areas of Gilgit Baltistan were also served.

He told the meeting that the appeal launched by the PRCS did not fell on deaf ears as local donors and International Federation of Red Cross has helped us raise enough funds to help our brethren.

The partner organisations have provided invaluable practical support on the ground, taking up the total value of grants and enabling mobile health units to better serve, he said. People are suffering from multiple problems as they cope with the financial pressures caused directly and indirectly by the floods, he said, adding that they need more relief items and necessary medical care.

Lauding the efforts of PRCS staff and volunteers in Punjab, AJK and GB, he vowed that we will continue to help the flood-hit communities until they are fully rehabilitated.  We have plans to help rebuild lives and livelihoods, assist households and communities over the coming months, said Ghulam Muhammad Awan. The meeting was also attended by representatives of different foreign donor agencies.

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