Magnitude of damage from flash flooding in Pakistan:

Pakistan has suffered immensely from the recent flash floods, resulting from heavy rains. These rains have been recorded as three times greater than the national average for the last 30 years. Approximately 84 districts (32 in Baluchistan, 9 in Gilgit Baltistan, 17 in KP, 3 in Punjab and 23 in Sindh) are affected. As a result of devastation of such magnitude has left nearly 1,638 dead and 12,865 injured. There are 33 million flood affectees which include 16 million children and 8.2 million women of reproductive age. As per UNFPA approximations, there are about 650,000 pregnant women in the flood affected areas with nearly 73,000 that are expected to give birth in next month. All these women will require antenatal care along with safe birth and childcare facilities. Furthermore, nearly 0.8 million and 1.2 million houses that have been fully and partially destroyed respectively during this calamity

Sindh

  • Hyderabad
  • Jamshoro
  • Larkana
  • Matiari
  • Qambar Shahdadkot
  • Shikarpur
  • Tando Muhammad Khan
  • Dadu

Punjab

  • Muzaffargarh
  • Layyah
  • Jhang
  • Multan
  • Khanewal
  • Lodhran
  • Rajanpur
  • Dera Ghazi Khan
  • Dera Ghaz

KPK

  • Nowshera
  • Peshawar
  • Charsadda

Besides delivering family planning and reproductive health services, MSS is also treating and providing medicines to flood affectees for:

Vector-Borne issues

  • Malaria
  • Dengue

Water-Borne issues

  • Typhoid
  • Diarrhoea

General bacterial/viral issues

  • Cough & fever
  • Chest infections
  • Flu
  • Severe acute respiratory symptoms
  • Eye infections

Miscellaneous issues

  • Menstrual problems
  • Skin diseases
  • Snake bites
  • Allergies

MSS: Serving Flood-affected vicinities through its Roshni Mobile clinics

The MSS ‘Roshni mobile outreach service delivery vans have been making family planning services available to the under served and far-flung rural communities of Pakistan since 2013. The Roshni team includes a trained Lady Health Visitor and other trained staff that provide services in communities where there is dearth of static health facilities. During the current catastrophe, MSS relocated its 15 Roshni outreach vans to flood affected areas in Sindh, Punjab and KP provinces. These vans are not only delivering family planning and reproductive health services, but also cater to essential health issues being faced by the communities in the flood affected localities

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MSS support office team arranging supplies for flood affected areas

Employees of Marie Stopes Society support office raised funds and contributed essential items for the people in flood affected areas. These included dry food items along with freshwater containers. MSS through its field teams also distributed clothes, mosquito nets and floor covering mats in flood affected vicinities. Moreover, flood relief camps were conducted in Sindh, Punjab and KPK by Roshni mobile vans. Essential health care services were provided to the flood victims including a safe delivery in the mobile van by our trained midwife.

Location: Head Mohammad | District: Multan

Date: 13 th November 2022 | Clients Served: 92

Location: Tappa Bhattiyan | District: Muzaffargarh

Date: 1 st November 2022 | Clients Served: 187