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Response to Emergencies

RCDS not only rescued the people at mass level during the flooding but also assisted in the form of providing them cooked and dry food so that they may be relieved. In this context RCDS has formed a "District Youth Forum" consisting of the youth from the whole of the district. After their election and two days training on official rules a regulations, they were given trainings of the Community Management & Skills Training (CMST), Leadership Management and Skills Training (LMST), Institutional Development Training, Record Keeping basic training and finally they were give the training of Community Based Disaster Reduction/Management Training(CBSRM). Finally they were linked with the district line department especially with 1122 service. The district youth Forum rescued ten thousand (10,000) people from the flood.

Health camping at flood affected areas

In the response to flood affected communities in District Layyah Tehsil Layyah union council Haji Shah Kotla, Baseera RCDS organized the health camps, Ration Camp and in these camps 2,000 households are benefitted. In these camps focus on the prevent the communities from water-borne diseases especially women and children. RCDS health staffs including male and female lady doctors and paramedical staff deliver their services for the relief of affected communities. Food Distribution (Cooked & Dry) During the flood, as the people were displaced and were compelled to take refuge in the camps set up by the govt. officials. There were no foods either cooked or dry. Taking the food matter at priority, RCDS fed 1,150 families in Jhang (Athara Hazari Area) and governemet set up camp for flood affectees at Angoora Goat Farm at Chaubara (Layyah in 2014 Flood. In the same way, the 1,750 families were given dry and cooked food in 2015 flood in Layyah. The dry food hampers contained rice, Tea bags, sugar, biscuits, grams, dates, bath soap and etc that was sufficient for one week for the family having seven members. Following is the detail:

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Activity Detail

Year

District

Qty

Remarks


Rescued People with 1122

2015

Layyah

10,000

RCDS Volunteers & District Youth Forum Established by RCDS

1

Health Camp

2010

Layyah & Rajan Pur

2,000

02 Camps for four days

2

Dry Rashan Distribution

2010

Layyah

550


3

Cooked Food/ Dry Rasha Distribution

2014

Jhang

1,150

In Govt. set up camps

4

Cooked Food & Dry Rashan Hampers

2015

Layyah

1,750

1,200 families were given cooked food for one week and 550 families were given dry food rashan hampers

5

Livestock Health Camp

2015

Layyah

450

Vaccination against diseases