46 food trucks to Dera Ghazi Khan for flood victims by Al Mustafa Welfare Trust
Pakistan mainly depends on its agriculture. The flood has swept away major quantity of the country’s food production land resulting food shortage and inflation in various parts of the country. It has affected agricultural belt the most in these areas as they have lost connections with other cities. Billions of dollars’ worth of rice, sugar and wheat has already been lost.
Shortage of food, malnutrition, inflation and medical assistance are now the biggest threat. It may raise the toll number of cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) reported during last two weeks according to Humanitarian Advisory Team (HAT) in Pakistan. As per United Nation’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs OCHA, 486,223 children aged 6 – 23 months, pregnant and lactating women are in need of special nutritious food.
Al- Mustafa welfare trust has sent 46 trucks of food to Dera Ghazi Khan division which will be distributed in different areas of Fazilpur, Kashmore, Hajipur, Kot Chutta and Rojhan. Al-Mustafa welfare trust is working day and night, tirelessly to help the people affected by the flood and trying to power the process more till these people safely return to their homes. Chairman Al-Mustafa welfare trust, Abdul Razaaq Sajid appeals Muslims to come forward and donate to help these people in this life-threatening time.
According to the United Nation’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ( OCHA)
- Over 1.5 million houses in Sindh damaged or destroyed
- 3.5 million students are now interrupted from education
- 1.2 hectares of agricultural land has been damaged in Sindh alone causing shortage of food.
- 1.9 million people are in high food insecurity risk
- 202 cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition cases reported from Punjab
- 962 cases of Malnutrition are reported form Khyber Pakhtunkhwa