UAE undertakes relief programme to provide food, shelter in Balochistan

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a relief programme to give food as well as shelter to the people of Balochistan who were hit by the flash floods caused due to the torrential rains.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a relief programme to give food as well as shelter to the people of Balochistan who were hit by the flash floods caused due to the torrential rains.

The programme has been commenced under the orders of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), who ordered to provide immediate humanitarian help and support to the people impacted by flash floods, as reported by the sources.

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The Emirates Red Crescent started the execution of the first phase of the relief programme urgently to make sure that the basic needs, such as shelter and food of hundreds and thousands of families, were met.

The first phase of the relief programme concentrated on giving support to areas most destroyed due to floods, such as the districts of Jhal Magsi and Lasbela.

At a later stage, the authority will also send relief convoys to several other areas in the province to help their residents deal with the present situation and come over the challenges which they face in terms of securing shelter and food.

The ERC’s support took into account the needs of vulnerable groups such as women, children, the older adults, among others, as part of its humanitarian programmes to help those impacted by floods.

Around 30 villages submerged in water in Sindh province in Pakistan after flash floods from Balochistan entered the region, taking the total number of drowned villages to 50.

Mainly, Balochistan has witnessed heavy torrential rains during the monsoon season in 2022.

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Heavy monsoon rains in July 2022 led to flash floods which took the lives of around 550 people around Pakistan, with rural communities in the underdeveloped southwestern province, Balochistan, being hit the hardest.

At least 77 children have died, and over 500 people were injured in the floods.

Tariq Saeed

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