PRCS distributes relief goods worth over 25 mln among 400 families in Charsadda


Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has stepped up relief operations to help flood victims in the province and on Monday distributed relief goods worth over 25 million among 400 families in district Charsadda with the support of Norwegian Red Cross and International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The relief items included tents, blankets, hygiene kits, jerry cans, mosquito repellents, and tarpaulin sheets. On the other hand, mobile health teams have also been deployed in different areas of the Charsadda and Nowshera districts with objective to ensure immediate free medical facilities and medicines along with other relief materials to the victims in the flood-affected areas, said a press release issued here.
On this occasion, Chairman, PRCS KP Habib Malik Orakzai said the society was engaged in relief activities after playing a role in search and rescue immediately after the floods.
At present, the relief items being distributed were not a permanent solution, but the people being given these relief items were still have water or mud in their homes, so PRCS KP was distributing this relief package.
He further said that PRCS would like to provide a complete rehabilitation package to the victims and the families whose houses had been washed away in the floods, In this regard, a plan of action had been prepared with the government consultation.
The distributed relief items had been supported by the Norwegian Red Cross, while more relief activities had also been indicated by our other Moment Partners, which would be started soon.
On the other hand, the Norwegian Red Cross Representative for Pakistan Aliyar Iftikhar, while answering the questions of media representatives, said that the current natural disaster is the effect of climate change, Pakistan is suffering more despite contributing less.
Here we are well aware of the grief and sorrow of the victims, and we are fully supporting the Pakistan Red Crescent so that the victims can be fully helped.