HOPE recently took the initiative to help the famine and drought ridden affectees of Tharparker. It was indeed a shock to the entire nation that their fellow citizens are facing such a devastating situation. It was reported that around 175,000 Thari families left their homes and went to other districts such as Mithi to find relief. Around 135 died (Reports from Mithi hospital) because of various diseases caused by malnourishment, drought and famine. HOPE personnel found out that Tharparkar’s reservoirs were nearly all dry and the shortage of food is critical. It was also reported that the health facilities in the region are far from satisfactory and large numbers of livestock have also perished due to the severe climatic conditions.
HOPE a health NGO in Pakistan, quickly mobilized its resources and gathered information by conducting a basic survey to make sure that relevant materials reach to the affectees of Tharparker. HOPE, an NGO in Pakistan, went to district Mithi to distribute relief materials to the famine and drought ridden Thari families. Around 500 ration bags comprising various items such as dry milk, flour, oil, sugar, pulses and rice were distributed among the affectees. Free of cost medical camps were established where the doctors carried out checkups and distributed free of cost medicines to around 400 patients. 50 Water coolers along with 2000 P&G purifier of water sachets were also distributed among the elderly affectees.
Dr. MubinaAgboatwalla, child specialist in Karachi, was also part of the team which carried out medical camps and distributed ration items. She made sure that ration is distributed among deserving individuals and families. HOPE is particularly thankful to individuals and organizations that helped HOPE in its efforts to provide support to the famine and drought affectees of Tharparker.