Update July 27, 2010 Strengthening Participatory Organizations (SPO) is playing leading role in coordination among the all humanitarian actors including PDMA in Quetta. As it was decided in first meeting, CRS, PEACE Balochistan and IDSP will share the collected data of damages while SPO will share with all humanitarian actors.
Today, meeting held with PDMA Balochistan which attend by national and International Organizations. The representatives of PDMA shared that 22 villages affected in district Nasirabad and 7 villages in district Bolan after the visit of NDMA chairman. Affected people are in miserable condition and lost all their belongings. Railway tracks could not be repaired due to flood water which still hampering relief work.
SPO team shared about the initiatives to organized first coordination meeting on July 23, 2010 at SPO office Quetta and the decisions made in it to conduct rapid assessment in affected areas. It was also decided today meeting that CRS will conduct the rapid assessment in district Kohlu and Barkhan through its partners namely, SEHAR, WESS, IDO and CDS. IDSP, through its partners will conduct the rapid assessment in district Sibi, while PEACE Balochistan in District Nasirabad and Bolan. The PDMA’s DG, Director and Deputy Director agreed on initiatives taken by SPO and other I/NGOs. The representatives of PDMA assured full cooperation and support on all levels.
PDMA also requested to SPO to take lead to compile the collected data which is conducted by different organizations. PDMA and UNOCHA appreciated the efforts of SPO and decided that SPO will share the compiled data in tomorrow’s meeting at PDMA office. The collected data will be verified through district administration and other stakeholders as it will be considered a final damage assessment report. PDMA will share these assessment data with NDMA to devise further strategy on the basis of available information.
The representative of UNICEF commented that UN agencies are ready to provide any type assistance, if PDMA will request to UN. WFP representative added that he is ready to give technical assistance for activeness of internet to support PDMA staff as problem highlighted by their staff.
PDMA Director, Dr. Siddiq Raisani shared that 50,000 people are affected on the bases of authentic information’s which received from district governments. He also shared the initiatives taken for assistance but limited resources have limited their efforts for timely help. He indicated that shortage of funds is major hurdle and requested to all to assist PDMA. Director, Dr. Siddiq informed that following items are required to affected communities,
• Food for 50,000 affected people for one month period, • 8000 tents, • 10,000 jerry cans, • 10,000 plastic bucket • 3,000 hygiene kits for female • Medicines for snack biting and direaheia
According to Daily Jang newspaper, a death body of child recovered from District Jafarabad and still eleven people are reported missing. SPO humanitarian and UNOCHA teams are engaged for further coordination with humanitarian actors.
SPO will compile all data to share with PDMA and UNOCHA. PDMA will verify it through district administration then share it with NDMA for relief strategy.
Immediate Needs The urgent needs of the affected people are following;
1. Drinking Water 2. Food 3. Kitchen Utensils 4. Transitional Shelter/ tents 5- Health & Hygiene kits
For further details or any other relevant information, you may contact SPO staff at following locations,
1. Mukhtiar Chalgari-(Quetta)-03458300130 2. Fouzia Khajjaz-03337931296 3. Farooq Magsi-03013719957 4. Syed Shahan Abbas – (Islamabad)-0321-9696177 5. Noor Baloch-(Islamabad)-0321-2290286
Mukhtiar Chalgari Regional Head SPO-Quetta, H # 109-A, Jinnah Town Ph: 081-2870750 – Quetta
Malick Shahbaz Ahmad Tahir Special Project Section Mobile: 0300-5556324 Ph: (051)2104677, 2104679-80, 8316890, 2298892-3 Strengthening Participatory Organization – Islamabad