KSRelief Distributes 12,000 Food Packages in the Flood-Hit Chitral

KSrelief Distributes 12,000 Food Packages in the Flood-Hit Chitral

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has successfully distributed 12,000 food packages in the flood-affected regions of Chitral and Dir in northwestern Pakistan.

This significant humanitarian effort was carried out in collaboration with Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and was designed to enhance food security for flood victims in the year 2023-24.

KSrelief, known for having one of the largest humanitarian budgets globally, has been actively involved in humanitarian projects across 88 countries. Remarkably, Pakistan is the fifth largest recipient of the organization’s aid and humanitarian initiatives.

Over the past 17 years, KSrelief has executed various projects in Pakistan encompassing education, healthcare, water supply, sanitation, hygiene, emergency camps, and community support, amounting to approximately $173 million in total expenditure.

The dire circumstances leading to this humanitarian effort were triggered by melting glaciers and heavy rainfall, which resulted in flash floods devastating the Dir and Chitral districts in July 2023. These catastrophic events led to the destruction of numerous homes and the displacement of hundreds of individuals. In response, KSrelief swiftly provided essential food baskets and relief items to those affected by the floods.

The food packages distributed in Chitral and Dir are part of the second phase of the food security support project in Pakistan for the year 2023-2024. This initiative extends its reach to various regions across the country.

In addition to the 12,000 food packages distributed in Chitral and Dir, KSrelief is also delivering 4,400 food packages to flood victims in Punjab’s Muzaffargarh and Bahawalnagar districts, 5,000 food packages in Sajawal and Dadu districts of Sindh province, and 11,000 food packages in Kharan, Sahabatpur, and Washuk in Balochistan. 

In total, this endeavor aims to benefit a staggering 226,800 people through the distribution of 32,400 food packages.

Each food package, weighing 95 kilograms, includes 80 kilograms of flour, five liters of cooking oil, 5 kilograms of sugar, and 5 kilograms of split gram – providing sufficient sustenance for a family throughout a month.

KSrelief’s dedication to ensuring food security and aiding flood-affected communities in Pakistan underscores its commitment to alleviating human suffering in times of crisis.

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