PRCS and IFRC Distribute Buffaloes among Flood-Affected Families in Sindh  

[ISLAMABAD, 3rd April, 2024]: In a beacon of hope for flood-affected families and deserving households across various districts of Sindh Province, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), in collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has successfully completed the distribution of buffaloes to the flood-affected families and deserving households across various districts of Sindh Province, as part of the livelihood assistance initiative. 

A total of 300 buffaloes were distributed, with 60 allocated to each of the five districts in Sindh province, including Larkana, Qambar Shahdadkot, Dadu, Khairpur, and Shikarpur. Additionally, 60 buffaloes were distributed in Jaffrabad district of Balochistan.  

These distributions were conducted through separate ceremonies held in the aforementioned districts during the month of Ramadan. The events were graced by the presence of Secretary General PRCS, Muhammad Abaidullah Khan, leadership and management of PRCS respective district branches, staff from PRCS and IFRC, volunteers, and community members and notables. 

Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman of PRCS expressed gratitude for the tremendous efforts of PRCS staff and volunteers who have been tirelessly working day and night to provide much-needed assistance to flood-affected people. He highlighted PRCS’s commitment to continuing its support to communities through various interventions, including cash assistance, shelter, livelihood assistance, health care, and hygiene promotion. He also called upon Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to play an active role in assisting the affected communities. 

“We remain dedicated to our mission of serving humanity and stand ready to support communities in their journey towards recovery and resilience”, Chairman Laghari added. 

Mr. Peter (Piwi) Ophoff, Head of IFRC Delegation in Pakistan, commended the collaborative efforts of PRCS and IFRC in providing assistance to those in need. 

As part of this initiative, 60 cows have also been allocated to Punjab and another 60 to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Additionally, PRCS is set to provide 280 loaders to beneficiaries in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, and KP, further bolstering efforts to address economic challenges and alleviate suffering. 

The beneficiaries and community elders and notables have expressed their appreciation for PRCS’s initiative, stating that it will greatly contribute to bringing normalcy back into their lives. 

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