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   August 11, 2015



FOCUS distributes 55 tons relief items among the flood effectees, AKPBS restored four water supply schemes

Chitral Times Report

CHITRAL: FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance, an agency of Aga Khan Development work has provided 55 tons of food and non-food items to the devastating flood affected people in different valleys of Upper and Lower Chitral. The food items and medicines have been transported to the villages by 46 sorties of helix of Aga Khan Foundation since devastating flood began 25 days ago.

FOCUS transported 24 tons of food items from Gilgit to Chitral in order to meet the needs of the people urgently. So far more than 1000 affected families in district Chitral have been helped with food and non-food items. Other agencies of AKDN which include AKPBSP, AKRSP and AKHSP are also engaged in restoring different infrastructures completed with their financials support in the past. AKHS with its 19 mobile teams has been able to have access to more than 5000 patients in flood affected valleys in the district.

AKPBSP has restored supply of water of its own funded drinking water projects under Water and Sanitation Extension Programme for 1800 households out of 4060 by providing them with pipes transported from Gilgit to Upper Chitral. The villages whose water was restored are; Kuragh, Charun Oveer and Booni. The other affected projects have been assessed and will be restored as the roads are open.

FOCUS will continue its relief operation for another three to four weeks in the flood affected areas in Pakistan.


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