In the beginning of July 2007, cyclone/floods/torrential rains caused damage to lives of poor people living in Sindh (costal areas of Badin, Shahdad Kot and Wara) and in Balochistan (in Turbat and Ketch). People in these areas become homeless and there was an outbreak of water born disease due to prevailing unhygienic conditions caused by flood/rains. In Sindh particularly in costal areas of Badin flood caused the death of more than 110 people while 50,000 became homeless in Balochistan more than 800,000 people were either rendered homeless or severely affected by the cyclone. Most affected districts in Balochistan were Turbat and Jafferabad.
Responding to immediate needs of victims of flood/rains in Sindh and Balochistan, Rahnuma-FPAP implemented a short project with technical and financial assistance from Care International Pakistan.
Project provided 293 poor and homeless families with tents as shelter to save them from harsh weather. Non food items like hygiene kits, mosquito kits, soaps, aqua tablets and kitchen sets were distributed among 967 deserving poor families to save them from further suffering. Health and hygiene sessions were conducted with women, men and adolescents girls. Adopting the participatory approaches, to address the immediate and dire need of health services at identified locations 510 free medical camps were organized, through proper assessment and in consultation with Department of Health, local NGOs, community representatives and local volunteers, and 49742 people were provided with emergency primary health and RH Services.