The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has provided cooked food to over 65,000 while 100, 000 flood victims are being provided non-food items in the flood affected areas of Punjab and AJK besides six Mobile Health Units are working in the field with life saving medicines worth PKR One Billion.
The non-food items include family tent, blanket, tarpaulin sheet, stove, kitchen set, hurricane lamp, mosquito net, CGI Sheet, shelter tool kit, Jerry Cane and hygiene kit. The items are being provided in the worst affected areas of Punjab, AJK, Gilgit-Baltistan while Sindh Branch has activated its Disaster Management mechanism and deployed Branch Disaster Response Teams (BDRT) in flood emergency declared areas of district Sukkur and Jacobabad. The District Disaster Response Team Volunteers of Disaster Management (DM) Cells have started helping evacuation process for taking the affectees to the safe places.
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Recent fighting in Libya has left Pakistani workers stranded in difficult conditions. More than 2,000 people are staying in two schools in the Nofleen area of Tripoli, where hygiene conditions remain challenging. In a recent distribution of aid organized by the ICRC and Libyan Red Crescent, in coordination with the Pakistani embassy, each of the 2,000 workers received 1kg of rice and personal hygiene items. The Pakistani embassy and the International Organization for Migration are working to make sure the workers are evacuated in the near future.
Counsellor of Chinese Embassy in Pakistan Mr YAO Wen on Tuesday donated US $ 50000 to Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) for flood victims.
Wen handed over the cheque to the PRCS Assistant Secretary General Ateeb Siddiqui at the PRCS National Headquarters.
Speaking on the occasion, Yao Wen said that the Chinese government and people stand with their Pakistan brethrens in this hour of need.
PRCS Assistant Secretary General Ateeb Siddiqui speaking on the occasion thanked the Chinese Councilor for their generous support and hoped that the donation would help in alleviating the sufferings of the victims. “The help reflects that the whole Chinese nation stands with the Pakistani brethrens in this hour of need and this would further strengthen people-to-people relations,” he added.
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The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Emergency Response Teams have provided medical care to over 1250 patients and injured at D-Chowk that includes protestors, officials of law enforcement and media personal. The PRCS mobile medical clinics that include professional male and female doctors provided treatment and medicines at the spot to the women and children.
So far the PRCS has provided medicines worth PKR 2 million during the medical services rendered from August 14.
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