- Posted March 12, 2014 by
Severe Draught in Thar Pakistan 150 plus died
Tharparkar is the desert area located in the province Sindh, Pakistan and it is barren and dry area. This area faces the paucity of rain and the inhabitant has to face the lack of food stuff & eatable for the human beings and fodder for their animals. This is less developed area and no government has paid any attention on raising the standard of life and providing them vital food items and facilities.
In recent past, due to severe draught in Thar, there is a huge shortage of food to the human being and fodder to the animals. Due to less food, the people are becoming very week day by day and many children were getting sick. Thousands of animals has already been died in last 3 months. Due to severe shortage of medical facilities, these children could not be provided the medical facilities. The initial report said that over 150 children were died due to hunger and lack of medical facility and many were seriously ill and waiting for the food and medical facility. When the news broke on the media, the government felt the intensity of the situation as these news started spreading in the nook and corner of the country and also outside the country.
Sindh government confessed their failure and started rehabilitation work in the affected area but it is not enough. It is also revealed that huge amount of wheat was present in the storage of the government but this wheat was not distributed among the affected people. Various public and private organizations and department started the supply of food, necessities of life and medical facilities to the people. Federal government offered their assistance in providing the facilities and announces one billion rupees for the rehabilitation of the people. Sindh government has also announced 30 crore rupees to provide them basic needs of life. The children, who are already getting weak due to shortage of food and medical facilities, they are still facing problems and not getting enough food and medical facilities. The death toll is expected to rise because of not enough resource.
Forum Pakistan is conducting 1 day camp for the distribution of food to poor people of Thar. It is requested to NGOs and charity organizations to work in this area, so that we can together contribute to remove the hunger from this world.