By Pakistan Relief Team (Originally in Urdu)
Heavy rains in July 2015 led to devastating floods in Pakistan, affecting 300,000 people and claiming more than 80 lives. Chitral District, in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, was one of the hardest hit areas where more than 400 homes were destroyed or damaged, dozens of roads and bridges were swept away, and 32 people lost their lives. Deeply concerned for the Pakistani people, Supreme Master Ching Hai immediately offered relief funds, of which US$10,593.20 was used by our local Association members in carrying out relief efforts.
As Pakistan Red Crescent Society was the only organization given access to the affected areas, our Association members prepared the relief items based on their assessment report. On August 6, we delivered emergency supplies including CGI (corrugated galvanized iron) sheets for roofing, tarps and 25 tool kits to allow the people in need to build their own shelters. These supplies will support around 25 families of 10, for up to five years. In the distribution, first priority was given to households with orphans, women, or those who are elderly. We also told them about Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her love for them.
Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai for Flood Relief Work in Pakistan
|Emergency supplies (CGI sheets, tarps and tool kits for building shelters) for the affected people, and transportation||1,096,600||A|
|Total|| PKR 1,096,600