The recent torrential rains have created havoc in Sindh. More than 350 people have lost their lives, 8,8million people have been affected among them 1.36 million are children and 240000 pregnant women facing hardships under open sky.
Now the rains have stopped, the flood water is standing in almost all cities and villages of Sindh. Due to breaches in the left bank outfall Drainage, in the kacha area of Dadu , Nain Gaj ,more than 25ft of water flowed into the area and caused human loss. Live stock and house hold items poverty stricken people also washed away. This is not the first time that the LBOD has severely affected and displaced the population of Badin.
The recent spell of heavy rains and flood has reinforced the losses caused by last year’s devastating floods. People are still struggling with severe problems like shortage food and clean drinking water, unhygienic living conditions, pregnant women have their own health problems and children are facing vector borne diseases. On the other hand, Government’s relief operation is too slow to address their needs. People also complain of political influence while distribution of relief goods.
Following table will help in understanding the level damage in different districts;
|Sr #||District||Affected Taluqa||UCs||Villages||Population||Agri Land||Houses|
|07||Umarkot||4||27||1651||180000||160745 Acers||84474 Fully Damage & 77076 Partially Damage|
|Sr #||District||Deaths||Livestock||Relief Camps||Population of Camps|
|03||Jamshoroo||15||14||9000 – 1000 local IDPs6000 IDPs from other district.|
|04||Benazirabad||32||80 Thousand to 1 Lac||625||28630|
|132||238976 IDPs in schools,Tents City, Open Sky & Other Govt Building|
For more on the Sindh flood, watch the interview by SPO chief Naseer Memon to Netherlands Web based television ‘The Water Channel‘