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50000 Coastal People of Sindh living in Relief Camps

50000 Coastal People of Sindh living in Relief Camps

All these people will be sent back home along with one-week ration from Monday – Sindh Chief Secretary tells UN delegation

Karachi, Sindh

A 4-member delegation of United Nations, led by its Humanitarian Coordinator Mr. Julien Harneis, held meeting with Sindh Chief Secretary Muhammad Sohail Rajput on Friday at his office and discussed the matters pertaining to rehabilitation of 2022 flood-hit people and those affected by the Biparjoy cyclone in the province.

Chief Secretary informed the UN delegation that the provincial authorities had been monitoring the cyclone from very first day. “Sindh Chief Minister himself had visited the coastal areas to take stock of the situation, and had issued necessary instructions to cope with the emerging situation,” he told.

He said that the shifting of the coastal people to safer areas was immediately started, soon as the government received cyclone alert. “The government shifted over 82000 people from the coastal areas of three districts – Thatta, Sujawal and Badin and 50000 of them were housed in 81 relief camps with provision of food and other facilities,” he told the UN delegation.

“From Monday, all these people will be sent back home, along with ration, sufficient for a week,” he added.

As regards rehabilitation of last year’s flood-affected people, Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput briefed the delegation that the process of construction of houses for two million damaged houses is underway. “The government had released first installment of Rs.75000/- as financial assistance to each of 22481 families for the construction of houses while the second installment of Rs.100000/- has been released to 1900 families,” he said.

He added that the provincial government is also granting ownership rights of the houses to the flood-affected people and in this regard database of two million people for ownership of the land is being prepared. “So far land title of 50000 flood-affected people has been prepared.”

The delegation appreciated the measures taken by the government and assured of every possible cooperation on behalf of the United Nations. (PR)









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