HANDS started rescue and relief operation on 15th August 2011, HANDS team rescued around 350 families from disastrous conditions from just after the breaches till now more than 500 domestic animals are also saved by HANDS team 15 animals reported to be lost or dead destruction of standing crops of cotton, rice, chillies, onions and tomatoes has been observed by HANDS surveyors. More than 200 rescue and relief workers are actively participating from HANDS platform. HANDS volunteers work is thoroughly monitored and facilitated by HANDS Chief Executive and District Executive Managers.
A meeting with International and local NGOs was held in HANDS rain emergency response centre to plan out co ordination in relief work on 16, August 2011. Meetings of HANDS staff are arranged on regular basis to execute workplan immediately. HANDS Executive attended a general meeting with Spaeker National Assembly Fehmida Mirza on 17, August and HANDS executive attended a planning meeting in the office of DCO Mr. Kazim Jatoi, with DDO Mr. Raza, DO Health Dr Hafeez and other NGOs on 18, August 2011. All decided to take quick measures to drain out water and resettle the affectees with assistance for shelter and livelihood and make sure continuous supply of clean drinking water, food and healthcare.
HANDS is providing fresh drinking water, Hygiene kits and ration to 300 families which will further extended to 500 families. HANDS also providing transit toilets and pit latrines for effected people. HANDS is supporting government official and other NGOs to promote Health care facilities. Health awareness sessions and health counselling is also held by HANDS volunteers HANDS also managing mobile medical camps for effected peoples. Qualified and competent medical workers have been deputed for health related activities.
Ration to 260 families were distributed at Elementary college relief camp on 18, August 2011 in a very organized and peaceful manner, distribution was based on survey and registration of the families through CNIC Cards, which was done a day before with the co operation of relief camp in charge. More than 20 trained volunteers participated through purchasing to the distribution of Ration.
Record monsoon rain in Southern Sindh wreaked havoc leaving more than two dozen people including women and children dead and several others injured in the last 72 hours, according to provincial authorities. Officials confirmed at least 21 people died, most of them due to roof collapses, during rains on Wednesday and Thursday. The rains also left thousands homeless, destroyed crops and property worth millions of rupees. District Badin, Mirpurkhas, Tando Mohammad Khan, Tharparkar & Tando Allahyar are among severely affected districts. Till now around 2 million peole are diplaced and Meteorological department has predicted further rainfall and thunderstorms during the next few days Families rendered homeless by rains were put in temporary camps set up mostly in schools and colleges of the cities and the situation becoming worse becase thousands of families are lying at open spaces without having shelter, wash, medical services, food and other basic need Seed stocks have been destroyed, severely compromising the possibility to plant staple food crops in September for hundreds of thousands of farmers. Surviving people animals may perish if immediate food support is not provided. Short- to medium-term needs to re-establish agricultural livelihoods will include support for seeds (wheat and vegetables), fertilizers, tools and irrigation rehabilitation, and the restoration of basic services including education, health and nutrition. Unless aid activities are rapidly scaled up to reach those who remain displaced and without immediate access to food and clean drinking water, additional loss of human lives and further suffering will occur. Life-saving assistance should focus on the provision of food, clean drinking water and sanitary facilities, shelter and NFIs (including clothing), and emergency medical services . High tides caused breaching of drains, which have inundated hundreds of villages in Mirpurkhas, Badin, and Thatta districts. Besides, major towns like Pangrio, Jhudo, Malkani Sharif, Dighri and a large number of villages in Mirpurkhas, and more than 500 villages in Badin district have come under the water which is flowing towards the coastal areas. The government has stopped the flow of the main irrigation canals to avoid further loss, but the reports reaching here said the authorities could not plug the wide breaches in the drains.
HANDS is one of the largest not for profit organization of country and having strong roots and work in all districts of Sindh & Baluchistan. HANDS has more than 2000 staff and about 13,000 volunteers available and mobilizing all within couple of days
HANDS has extensive experience of Emergency Response and implementing relief activities with coordination of district governments, UN, & other Humanitarian Agencies & civil society organizations. Till now HANDS taken following response activities
HANDS Declared emergency in Badin, Mirpurkhas, Tando Allahyar and Tando Mohammad Khan districts and shifted staff of 200 persons including Chief Executive, all General Managers and 500 volunteers in disaster response activities.
Established three Disaster Response Central Office at HANDS Regional Office in Badin, Hyderabad and in Umerkot districts.
HANDS Diverted initial budget of Rs. 2 million from HANDS core budget toward emergency response activities of Evacuation, Food provision, WASH and medical services immediately. HANDS established 3 relief camps and proving shelter, food, water, sanitation, health and live stock services to 500 families on daily basis.
HANDS has evacuated 1500 effected people from affected areas by using 10 vehicles and 2 boats respectively.
10 mobile medical camps in affected areas in Badin, Mirpurkhas and Tando Mohammad khan are moving regularly along with trained staff.
For coordination with other working NGOs meetings are arranged at respective district offices.
HANDS Requirement Summary of Requirement by HANDS in next 90 days for support to 15,000 families of 100000 affected persons in 04 affected districts
HANDS need about Rs. 269 million (US$ 3.1 million) for relief activities for three month. International, national & local humanitarian community requested to come forward immediately to help these affected people.
HANDS Emergency Relief Center Contacts
HANDS has already extensive network of its regional & field offices in almost all affected areas. HANDS established three separate well equipped offices as Flood Response Central office of southern Sindh in Badin, Umerkot and Hyderabad. HANDS also deputed very experienced full time staff which includes, Flood Emergency Operations Manager, sector specialist of Health, Water & Sanitation, Education, Livestock, Agriculture, Shelter & Camp Management, and Social Mobilization etc along with support staff of finance, operations, MER etc.
Following offices are declared as Emergency responses Control Centers along with their contacts
HANDS Karachi Head Office
Dr. Sheikh Tanveer Ahmed– Chief Executive HANDS/ Chief Coordinator Flood Emergency Response–Mobile# 03008200507 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zafar Dehraj–GM Social Mobilization Disaster Management/Coordinator Flood Emergency Response– Mobile# 03468209533 E-mail email@example.com
HANDS Liaison office Islamabad
Dr.sarwat Mirza — Chief Technical Executive (CET) HANDS — Cell # 0300-8297503 — E-mail:Sarwat.firstname.lastname@example.org
HANDS Emeregency Response Center Badin
Hyder Panhwer — ER Coordinator near Roshan Tara School,Badin Hyder.email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Tel : 0297862529, Cell# 03346-8209512
HANDS Response Center T. Mohammad Khan & Tando Allahyar
Abdul Razaq Umrani — ER Coordinator Tando Mohammad Khan, Tando Allahyar ER Support Office email@example.com — Ph: 0332-3809020, 022-2654478
HANDS Emeregency Response Center Mirpurkhas
Bansi Mali — ER Coordinator Umerkot/Mirpurkhas ER Support office firstname.lastname@example.org
Heavy rains effected Badin in Taluka Golarchi and Badin Severe type of disaster has been observed due to many breaches in drains (sim nallahs) Thousands of families are affected and displaced from their villages, till now 30891 IDPs are settled in 125 relief camps established by District Government in Government schools but still there is a huge gap. HANDS immediately started rescue and relief work Relief camps have been established in Taluka Matli and Talulka Talhar
RELIEF CAMPS OF DISTRICT, BADIN
GHS, Badin – Mehboob Ali Jakharo 03463755593
GBHS,Iqra, Badin – Muhammad Ramzan Mandhro 0313792994
GGHS-1 Badin – Muhammad Arab Khaskheli 03332521797
Elem: College Badin – Munwer Abbasi & Aijaz Khoso 03013625830
GPS Agrovil Colony Badin – Abdul Sattar PST 03443270294
GGMS Agrovil Coloney Badin – Javeed Khaskheli PST 03332522447
GGPS Agrovil Coloney Badin – Javeed Khaskheli PST
GBMS Agrovil Coloney Badin – Saleem Raza PST 03363190945
GBPS Main Sindhi Badin – Ghula Sarwar Mallah 03133224204
GGPS Main Sindhi Badin – Muhammad Ali Talpur 03072249992
GGPS Urdu Badin –
GPS Pir Malook Shah Badin – Ghulam Nabi PST 03332525795
GPS Gharib Abad Badin – Abdul Mubeen Mallah PST 03332521712
GIDC Badin – Muhammad Qasim Bhatti Principal 0297862248
GPS Haji Khameso – Abdul Ghani Channa
GBHS Lawari Sharif – Karim Bux Junejo HM 03473628718
GGHS Lawari Sharif – Suhrab Gadahi HST 03443099475
GBPS Lawari Sharif-2 – Mr Yaseen Junejo HM 03472200187
GBHS Kadhan – Ghulam Rasool Rahimoon HM 03332598530
GGMS Kadhan – Akbar Mallah HST
GGPS Kadhan – Imam Dino Rahimmon PST 03332537254
GBPS Kadhan – Saleem Khatti HM 03332549145
GBHS, Seerani – Mushtaque Ahmend HM 03133220404
GGMS,seerani – Mushtaque Ahmend HM DO
GBPS,seerani – Yar Muhammad HM
GBHS,Bhugra Maman – Muhammad Ibrahim Lohar HM 03332538754
GBHS.Nindo Shahar – Allah bachayo bhurgari HM 03313784120
GGHS, Nindo Shahar – Afzal Hussian OT 03343293165
GBPS,Nindo Shahar – Naim Akhtar PST 03332537122
GGPS,Nindo Shahar – Zahid Hussain Kazi PST 03332547885
GPS,Haji Hashim Khaskheli – Muhammad Rahim Khaskheli HM
GPS ,Haji Abdul Jabar Jamali Mhaboob Jamali PST 03363161966
GPS , Itefaque Colony Badin Khalid Rustamani PST 03332542238
GPS, Barrage Colony. Badin – Bachal Jokhio PST 03123825795
GPS Ghulam Muhammad Leghari – Abdul rasheed PST 03456221636
GPS Mallah Muhalla Badin – Yauqob Shaikh PST
GPS Sadiqque Kumbhar – Saeed Bohdar PST
GPS Abdul Jabbar Goupang – Abdul Sattar PST 03332545701
GPS Ahmed Soomro – Raffique Sammo PST 03332523108
GPS Haji Bachal Soomro – Muhammad Hashim PST 03323010228
GPS Molvi Hussain Soomro – Ali Muhammad PST
GPS Ishaque Waiyro Kadhan – Sabagtullah PST 03332417995
GPS Khorwah – Niaz Ahmed Memon 03443446992
GHS Rajo Khanani – Abdul Gaffor Talpur 03463905944
GGPS Rajo Khanani – Ghulam Sagir Nizamani 03443482285
GHS Piro Leshari – Gulab Pathan 03022570736
Mono Tech College Badin – Ghulam Dastagir 03332531030
Govtt Degri college Matli – Muhammad Sadique 03013687783
GGHS Matli – Imran Gul PST 03212255661
GPS umar Malwani –
Mirza Farm Tali –
Hospital Seerani –
Govt Tech College badin –
GPS Saghani Muhala –
GPS Pir Aali Shah –
GPS Khan Sahib Abdul Rehman –
Marvi College Badin –
GPS Ishaque Mallah –
GPS Allah Bachaiyo Pariyar –
GPS Hamar Pariyar –
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GPS Bachal Jakhro –
GPS Wasi Pir Aali Shah –
GPS Yousif Shah –
GPS Majno Khaskheli –
GHSS Tando Bago –
GHS Tando Bago –
GGHS Tando Bago –
GGPS Nau Abad –
Govt Hospital Tando Bago –
GHS Pangrio –
GPS Pangrio –
Saeed Faram Pangrio –
GHS Khoski –
GGHS Khoski –
GPS Khoski –
GHS Shadi Larg –
GHS Nindo –
GHS Dehi –
GBHS Khalifo Qasim –
UC Office Khalifo Qasim –
GHS Wali Muhammad Malkani –
GMS Parhmari –
GPS Parhmari –
BHU Dehi –
Al Zaman School Dehi –
Community Center Dehi –
GPS Dehi –
GBHS Dehi –
GPS Haji Panha Mallah –
Garibabad Pangrio –
IKRA High School Pangrio –
Rahim Khawaja Mil Pangrio –
Saman Grid Station Pangrio –
Gird Station colony Pangrio –
IKRA PS Primary School Pangrio –
Oxford School Pvt Pangrio –
GGHS Pangrio –
Primary School Pangrio –
FA House Khalifo Qasim –
Shadi Larg Dispencry –
Hira Public School Shadi larg-
Dispancry village ghulam Ali-
Niazi Fram –
Kapri Mullah Shadi larg –
Bhoot village on road –
Missari village stand on road –
GGHS Khorwah –
GGMS Khorwah –
GGPS Khorwah –
GMS Kumbhar muhallah Khorwah –
Mono Tech College Golarchi –
GHS Fatehabad –
GPS Sadique Jatt –
GPS Larr –
GGHS Golarchi –
Army college golarchi –
GBHS Tando Ghulam Ali –
GPS Manak Leghari –
GPMPS Tando Ghulam Ali –
GPS Dhumbalo –
GBHS Matli –
GBPS Nizamani Muhalla –
Independence Day celebrations organized by Rehri CBO’s with collaborations of HANDS , SPARK, LCDP and WDF Pakistan with school children of the area on 14th August 2011
Provincial Advocacy Seminar on “Breast Feeding “was held on 9th August, 2011 by Health Department, Govt. of Sindh and HANDS in collaboration with UNICEF and PPA at Pearl continental hotel.
Secretaries health, Population welfare department, parliamentarians, leading public health persons and representatives of WHO UN, INGO, Civil societies and Media representative attended the seminar.
Prof Gaffar Billoo Chairman HANDS said in his welcome address that the theme of world breastfeeding month in August is “Talk to me-breastfeeding”’. It is indeed a suitable theme. We talk so much about the importance and benefits of breastfeeding- to protect, promote and support it, during this month but what happen after that. Breast feeding is suppressed by baby milk formulas and bottle feeding still killing 1 million babies per year. HANDS generating awareness through masses since 30 years which can be shown in HANDS intervention areas.
Dr Khalid Shaikh Additional Secretary Health only a small percentage of mothers follow the recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding up to six months of birth, beginning immediately after birth. Of this small percentage, a majority are those who deliver in a government set-up they never guided for breast feeding NGOs may play a potential role in this regards. He also mentioned some of disadvantages for not practicing breastfeeding.
Ashfaq Ali Shah Secretary PWD Govt. of Sindh said that Breast feeding make sure the reasonable birth spacing time and better health of baby and mother. Collaboration of population welfare program and NGOs can achieve much better results. He illustrate on the religious aspects of breastfeeding.
Dr. Dure Shehwar Provincial Nutrition Cell focal person Government of Sindh said in her keynote address that decline in breast feeding and its marked effects on the child health is a national issue. In 1991-92, a nationwide survey was conducted in Pakistan to collect baseline health information on a variety of maternal and child health issues. Survey results indicate that fewer mothers are breast feeding their children, and that mothers who do breast-feed often supplement breast milk unnecessarily and/or stop breast feeding earlier. Scientific evidence has shown that breastfeeding could lead to a 13% reduction in deaths of children under five if infants were exclusively breastfed for 6 months and continued to be breastfed up to two year with timely and appropriate introduction of complementary food after 6 months. Only 36% of children below six month of age in developing countries are exclusively breastfeed. No other preventive intervention is more cost effective in reducing the number of children who die before reaching their fifth birthday.She presented 10 steps of breastfeeding.
Dr Hafeez Memon DG Health appreciated HANDS work for making kids life more safe and secured he focused for the quality training of health workers and awareness programs for pregnant women through media for exclusive breastfeeding.
Dr Asif Aslam Health Specialist UNICEF that there is evidence that breast feeding is on the decline in many developing countries Breastfeeding plays an important role in preventing stunting a condition that cause irreversible physical and cognitive damage, and which is viewed as a key indicator reflecting inequities in society. A communication challenge is to be met and media can also play a vital role.
Prof. D S Akram CEO HELP said Undesirable breast feeding practices were found to be associated with urban residence, younger mother’s age, and higher educational attainment. This is an unsafe tendency awareness should be created from early age through school girls. Breast feeding is a security to babies’ lives.
Dr Khalid Zubairi Representative PPA said If you look at the ground reality, we find that because of the failure to breastfeed, millions of babies’ lives are lost, which could have been saved through a simple act- breastfeeding.
Zareen Majeed MPA Sindh said government is fully aware of this matter but the awareness must be raised from grass root levels whichcan be done only by the help of civil society.
Dr Tanveer Shaikh Chief Executive HANDS delivered the vote of thanks to the participants.
HANDS arranged tribute to friends of HANDS on 28th July 2011 at Pearl continental Hotel Karachi for the recognition of friends Co operation with HANDS interventions. Chairman HANDS Prof. Gaffar Billoo and HANDS Chief Executive Dr Tanveer Shaikh put on view wonderful and informative TAMEER’s stuff which duly obliged by the guests and satisfied the guests’ queries. Minister for Relief and rehabilitation Haji Muzzaffar Shujra point up HANDS as a role model for the NGOs and said that Govt. is eyewitness to HANDS work. Chairman Pakistan Federation of Chambers and commerce also shared his views, appreciated HANDS work and promised for support from his institute. Friends appreciated HANDS intervention and committed to continue their collaboration in future as well as were in the past.