Mostly women were selected for the cash grants, as flood has left enormous impacts on their lives. So far 230 women in Badin; 184 in Dadu and 173 in Khairpur have received the cash – RDF
The people living in makeshifts and damaged villages in Badin district have been given cash assistance to survive and lessen the miseries of floods.
Research and Development Foundation (RDF) together with International Rescue Committee is assisting flood affected survivors in Badin, Khairpur and Dadu districts of Sindh with provision of unconditional cash grants to help reduce miseries of the floods, a press release said.
Mostly women were selected to be the recipient of the cash grants, as flood has left enormous impacts on their lives. RDF and International Rescue Committee has also set up women and girls safer spaces in the affected villages, camps to provide real time psycho-social, protection and health assistance through medical camps.
Cash grants are being transferred through Habib Bank limited at the door step of beneficiaries. The campaign is ongoing and so far 230 women in Badin; 184 in Dadu and 173 in Khairpur have received the cash. Each beneficiary receives Rs.15000 to meet expenditures of the daily needs. RDF-International Rescue committee aims to assist total 2345 women in all these districts with provision of the cash grants.
One of the beneficiaries, Ms. Aqeela, a resident of Village Haji Babar Kaloi, in district Badin said: “this humble cash assistance means a lot for me. I will buy food and ration items for my family from this amount as this amount can easily cover our expenses of groceries up to a month.”
Another 32-year-old lady named Sobia, who belongs to the village Haji Babar Kaloi, told that she lost her goats in the floods and with this grant she will buy a goat that will be an asset for her family.
The humanitarian action of the RDF and International Rescue Committee has targeted the most marginalized community groups in hard-hit areas, which include women headed households, religious and gender minorities, pregnant women, families with malnourished children, households with critically ill persons, and persons with disabilities. (PR)