Flood Situation Report District Mirpurkhas & Tando Allahayar
The KCDA started its activities in 2002 and has several years of experience in working with the Kachhi people with work focussing on issues concerning the Kachhi people. KCDA began its work running community-based mother tongue education programs.
The KCDA was formally registered as an NGO in 2005 and continues to be involved in a number of initiatives developed in response to expressed perceived needs. KCDA is working with and approaching two districts (Mirpurkhas & Tando Allahyar). Kachhi Community Development Association (KCDA) is a community based organization. KCDA represents deprived and underprivileged indigenous group of society. It has been envisioned and initiated by Rev. Shamoon Samuel who also belongs to Kachhi community and is well aware about the issues faced by the community.
KCDA believes in transparency, teamwork and a participatory approach and these are the key principles of organization. Since its inception, KCDA is making efforts for the betterment of community’s socio-economic status and cultural development through local leadership and rights based approaches. KCDA has implemented and managed projects on healthcare, education and socio-economic themes successfully. KCDA has also achieved remarkable milestones by implementing an anti-corruption policy within its own organization which in time built its capacity to develop resources to train other non-profit organizations on this important matter.
KCDA has good working terms with the district government, the social welfare department, and other line departments as well. KCDA is a key partner in Lower Sindh Consortium since the year 2014 and conducted several joint ventures successfully.
KCDA has a well-trained team to respond in an emergency. KCDA developed a contingency plan 2022 and respond in emergency situation accordingly. KCDA team well responded in flood 2005, 2010-2011 and in COVID-19 pandemic.
Kachhi Community Development Association is a registered organization under Society Act 1860 and operates under registration number 4153. KCDA certified with PCP and member of different networks locally and nationally.
Sindh has a history of disasters and the most common is the floods caused due to riverine and urban flooding. Though we also had earthquakes, droughts, cyclones, and heat waves at different times. Mostly the floods occurring in Sindh are during the monsoon season. In the previous two decades we have had frequent floods; 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2022 as per PDMA data. In the left and right bank districts of the Indus River, there is a greater chance of riverine flooding this year. As per the monsoon outlook issued by Pakistan Metrological
Department ‘PMD,’ a greater part of Pakistan is likely to experience more than normal rains and thus can cause riverine and flash floods. This year monsoon rains contained all over Pakistan with a devastating impact on a large population all around Sindh. The monsoon rains started in mid of July & August 2022, the monsoon rains completed seven spells of heavy rains in Sindh province.
Due to the heavy rainfall and flooded water destroying the crops, houses, and infrastructure, people lost their daily wages, and difficult for them to earn for their families. Families are displaced and living without any shelter and protection. Children, women, sick people, and PWDs are in a vulnerable situation.
The children are critically prone to disease and food insecurity. Women and the elderly are traumatized and mentally distressed.
- Presently KCDA is working in Mirpurkhas and Tando Allahayar districts.
- KCDA team completed the assessment of the flood-affected areas.
- Coordinated with local government and social welfare department Mirpurkhas and Tando Allahayar and submitted the request for the urgent need for flood victims of both districts.
- On dated 27th met with Mr. Fahad Ijaz (assistant commissioner, taluka KGM) and submitted the request for relief for our most affected areas of cluster Kot Ghulam Muhammad.
- By their own resources KCDA team distributed snacks among 400 children and 300 mosquito repellent to affected people.
- KCDA is working in 115 villages, 24 villages in Mirpurkhas district and 91 villages in Tando Allahayar district.
- KCDA Team approaching local government and other partners for the support of flood victims.
- KCDA team coordinated with the chairman of Rotary club Mirpurkhas to organize free medical camps in two clusters of Mirpurkhas. Application submitted and this week two medical camps will organize in clusters Kot Ghulam Muhammad and Shujabad.
- People’s immediate needs for food and shelter or tents, Chief minister of Sindh already appealed because the local government has not had much stock to fulfill the need. At present people made shelters with their own help (pieces of sticks and plastic sheets.
- Lack of food and they already lost their daily wage.
- Clean drinking water is not available for displaced people.
- Hand pump water is not able to use due to the flooded water.
- Need medical assistance for sick people. Skin allergy, diarrhea, gastro, and eye infection is common in children and adult people.
- Mosquito growth is too much and people suffer from malarial fever. Livestock is also affected and has no availability of fodder.
- Unavailability of toilets and washrooms.
- Robbery is another challenge for the IDPs.
- Discrimination is another challenge for tribal groups or minority groups to get relief.
- Limited relief for the indigenous people.
- Child protection and accident risks are still alarming issues for IDPs.
- INGOs or NGOs did not respond yet in flood-affected areas.
- Government health department is organizing medical camps in the nearby city, but the rural community is still ignored.
- 1. Food Items
- 2. Non-Food Items (mosquito nets, Plastic Sheets)
- 3. Hygiene Kits
- 4. Plastic Drum for the storage of water
- 5. Medical Aid
- 6. Fodder for the livestock