According to NDMAsituation update of 20th March 2014, the medical services have been reached to 60222 persons that include 20197 children, 21772 females and 18253 males and relief services are being carried out across the district. 40 paramedics and 10 doctors from Hyderabad and other districts have been reached Thar for emergency medical duty.
So far 2044 cattle heads have been reported perished and 2.39 million have been vaccinated against the deadly disease of Sheep Pox.
BBC Urdu reported the launch of a 30 million Euros long term food security program in Sindh; the EU Ambassador Mr. Lars announced the program. BBC also reported death of 2 children in Mithi Hospital and total death toll has touched the mark of 150 since the onset of severe drought in the district. According to Sindhi Newspapers reported 6 deaths have been reported in this week.
Pakistan Emergency Food Security Alliance (PEFSA) released a statement on 16th of March 2014 about the overall situation of malnourished children in Sindh. According to the statement there are 57% malnourished children under 5 years of age are stunted.
National electronic media reported the announcement by PM for cash grant provisions to the affected families of Thar. Almost 78000 people will receive cash assistance and get benefit of the scheme, PM house sources said.
SPO has allocated PKR One million for rolling out emergency operation in Village and UC Dhaklo of Tehsil Chahchroo. The initial assessment has been done and operation would be kicked start within a couple of days. The immediate needs of the area are food, health services, clean drinking water, dry fodder and vaccination of livestock. Distribution of food packs for 300 families in village Dhaklo is planned on 23rd March 2014.