Charity Support held it 4th fourth camp, since the start of floods, on August 28, 2010 at Thatha, place close to Kot Addu. We were requested by the notables of the area, as the place was almost inaccessible due to bad roads and five to six feet of water flowing on to the road and thus was being ignored. At places it had to be crossed by using planks of wood and none of the heavy traffic was allowed to pass through. The only dry land in area was either the road side of the canal or the Dera where we set-up camp.
Charity Support decided to set up a tent city with 40 tents plus food items that included wheat, rice, lentils, sugar, oil, salt, red chilies, and tea. The food packets would cater for upto 500 people and would be sufficient for a whole month.
We also set up a medical camp there and provided the affectees with necessary medication. A lot of malaria and skin diseases were diagnosed in the area. According to estimates the number of epidemic fatalities could go up to 5 million in the coming months.
About 250 clothes items and over 500 pairs of shoes were also distributed among the affectees.
* our 1st camp was held on the August 11, 2010 at Balail, Multan where
200 food packets were distributed among the needy.
* our 2nd camp was organized at Muslim School on August 16, 2010 , Multan, where 550 flood affected
people were given shelter, we provided them basic necessities like clothes, shoes, soaps, shampoos, rooh afzah sharbat, dates,
dried milk, feeders, pampers and women accessories.
* our 3rd camp set up at Daulat Gate on August 22, 2010( Aam Khas Bagh School). Their basic needs were being catered but the
only issue we found was hygiene which was creating a lot of medical problems like gastro, scabies and general
infections amongst the residents. Charity Support provided them 300 bathing soaps and 6 large bottles of phenyl.
Immediate requirement for our next camp are clothes, shoes, medicines (malaria, gastro) and utensils.
August 28, 2010
Thatta – Kot Addu