QUETTA - The UNHCR Balochistan has completed the one room shelter with kitchen and bathroom in district Jaffarabad for 8550 families who were affected by flood in 2010.
The UNHCR Balochistan Head Charles Lynch said in his briefing at a local hotel after paying three days visit to Jaffarabad District. Charles Lynch said that Pakistan Faced the worst floods of its history in 2010. “The affectees of flood in affected areas of Balochistan portray a grim picture of situation,” he said, adding, that around 11 districts of Balochistan were badly affected by the floods and torrential rains.
He said 385,000 people had been directly affected by floods in Balochistan while 50 people had died in different parts of the province owing to devastating floods.
“UNHCR responded immediately and provided tents and food items kits to thousands of affected families in various affected districts of Balochistan,” he said.
He said that the extent of the flood had aggravated manifold and as a result thousands of flood victims were stranded in Naseerabad, Jaffarabad and Sibi were in still need of food, tents/ NFIs and medicines.
Charles Lynch said that after the flood the UNHCR had promptly responded by providing emergency shelter for some 44,000 households and transition shelter for 15,500 households.
Charles Lynch said that handing over of the shelters to beneficiaries was a continuous process and their shifting to shelter was simultaneously completed in June 2012.