Peshawar-A coordination meeting of the core committee of humanitarian organizations’ representatives related to relief activities and officials of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) in flood-affected areas was held here on Wednesday. 

The meeting was presided over by Director Rehabilitation PDMA Sajid Imran, wherein representatives from UNICEF, UNOCHA, WFP, SRSP, Islamic Relief and other organizations were also present. 

The participants of the meeting were briefed about the damages and relief activities undertaken by PDMA Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the flood-affected region across the province. Director Rehabilitation PDMA informed the forum that so far 37,523 houses were completely damaged while 53,936 houses were partially damaged. The total number of houses damaged across the province since June 15 is 914,589.  

PDMA, District Administration and other relevant departments evacuated 406,538 people to safe places before the floods while 69,775 people were rescued through rescue operations in different districts. Cooked food was provided to 861,580 people and 265,435 people have been provided dry food. 

According to Director General PDMA Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sharif Hussain, family tents were provided to house 47,192 individuals, and tarpaulin sheets to benefit 20,341 individuals. Apart from that 147,226 NFIs, 18,843 blankets, 26,754 mattresses 11,838 kitchen sets, 12,463 hygiene kits, 12,437 water containers, 9,919 plastic mats, 1,240 life-saving jackets, and 10,998 mosquito nets, 971 searchlights and 9805 pillows have been distributed among the affectees. 

PDMA has already released Rs. 1752 million to the District Administrations since July to deal with the emergency. As per policy, the fund can be utilized for compensation of the victims and relief activities.  

Under the direction of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan, all the concerned District organizations and relevant institutions are working day and night for the rehabilitation of flood victims and relief activities for flood victims are also ongoing. The process of providing three meals a day, medical treatment and other necessary facilities to the flood victims is still ongoing with the support of donor organizations. 

The forum was informed that the concerned District Administration and partner organizations are conducting assessments (RNA) of the affected areas and relief activities will be carried out accordingly. The provincial government developed an App for reporting these assessments and using all resources for the rehabilitation of the flood victims and that the rehabilitation of the flood victims is the priority of the provincial government, the cooperation of philanthropists and the United Nations is indispensable for the complete rehabilitation of the flood victims.  

WFP will distribute rations to 32 thousand families in flood-affected districts. The assessments for the selection of deserving families are in process through the implementing partners and will be shared with PDMA Khyber Pakhtunkhwa soon. PDMA thanked the donors for their extensive support in their time of need.