Media & Communication Department-Pakistan Red Crescent Scoiety
Cyclone Biparjoy made landfall on June 15, 2023, and affected over 625,000 children and their families in Pakistan according to media reports. The province of Sindh was the worst affected by last year’s devastating floods and now threatened by a new crisis due to the cyclone. Pakistan Red Crescent Society immediately responded to the national emergency and mobilized its lifesaving supplies for the cyclone-affected children and families. On the directions of PRCS Chairman Sardar Shahid Ahmmed Laghari, PRCS activated the 24/7 opera- tions in Sindh, Baluchistan and National Headquarters Islamabad. PRCS NHQ closely monitored the situation through activated the 24/7 operations room at DMLC. The NHQ immediately dispatched Emergency Response Teams (ERTs) to the filed. PRCS trained staff from NHQ and branches were deployed in the field to monitor the situa- tion through filed visits and through coordination with the stakeholders. The Red Crescent teams visited Thatta,Sujawal and Badin for assessment with provincial and district branch and carried out beneficiary assessment and registration in the government established evacuation camps for the temporarily displaced families of the hazard prone areas. The Red Crescent’s dedicated volunteers and response teams remained actively engaged in relief activities in coordination with the local authorities. The NHQ team remained in the field, along with the teams from PRCS Sindh Provincial Branch and district branches of Badin and Thatta. Restoring Family Link (RFL) officers were also deployed in the field areas to provide psychosocial assistance to the affected population of Biparjoy Cyclone
Non-Food Items Distribution
Provision of Non Food Items
(NFIs) to thousands of
families in Thatta, Badin and
Dry Ration Distribution
Distribute 10,000 dry ration packs (each weighing 51 kg) to families of affected population.
Water Treatment Plant
Deploy Water Treatment Plants & provide Jerry cans for clean water storage in the affected areas.
Provision of Hygiene Kits and LLINs in the affected areas of flood-affected population.