German humanitarian assistance for Lasbela, Balochistan

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The German Consul General, Holger Ziegeler We are shocked by the devastating Pakistan Floods. Early response is crucial!”

An emergency food relief project was signed by the German Consul General, H.E. Holger Ziegeler, and the CEO of the Balochistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP), Dr. Shahnawaz Khan, and today in Karachi to provide food aid for 1,000 families for two months in Lasbela District, Balochistan. After  the signing ceremony, the Consul General remarked: “This will help flood-stricken families with their  immediate nutrition
needs and allow them to focus on other pressing issues.”

Dr. Shahnawaz added:  “We appreciate the generous support of the people of Germany! The disaster is so extensive that GOP and NGOs need the help of the international community as well so that we can address rehabilitation through education, health, and clean drinking water.”

The funds were made available by the German Federal Foreign Office’s Humanitarian Assistance on appeal from the Consulate General. The German Government is working closely with Pakistani authorities, international organizations, and NGOs on further assistance.

Recent deadliest monsoon flash floods have struck various districts in Balochistan Province since 4th July 2022. Balochistan’s flood death toll has risen to 247 as of
28th August 2022. The Government of Balochistan has declared an immediate emergency in 22 Districts of Balochistan including Quetta, Kila Abdullah, Qilla Saifullah Pishin, Chaman, Zhob, Kharan, Washuk, Loralai, Duki, and rescue operations are in progress. The flash floods highly affected agriculture and livestock and destroyed thousands of homes, wash/sanitation/health facilities, and infrastructure in Balochistan’s affected districts.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) through District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMA) gathered some initial information that around 32,000
households are in need for immediate support. Damage to infrastructure has further worsened the humanitarian situation as the partial or total destruction of roads and bridges impedes people’s ability to flee or travel to safer areas to access markets, health care, or other essential services, and restricts the delivery of flood aid.

 

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