Old persosn worried about food & grass for animals
Drought hit 253,580 families in Tharparkar District
This latest drought hit all 6 Talukas of the district, rendering 253,580 families vulnerable to malnutrition and hunger. Almost all the human and animal population in the district suffered from the severe shortage of food and fodder. Since December 2013, 233 deaths have been reported of which a major portion is children. During the first sixteen days of April 2014, 22 deaths have been of which 9 were children and from December 2013, out of 233 deaths 128 were children. A population of 121,418 is treated as of today.
Since livestock is a major source of livelihood, animal population is severely affected 2,069 animals died and 3,275,184 animals treated. This led to a severe effect on livelihood.
Government agencies and humanitarian actors responded to the situation in a timely manner but a huge damage occurred in this period. As on 14th May, 2014, 85 children have been treated in the district and tehsil hospitals and mobile camps, of 16 were under 5 years. 1,106 OPD patients treated of which 248 were under five, 16 children are treated for malnourishment and 511 patients treated.
Still Needs humanitaria actions in medical, health & food sectors, AHD mobile medical team needs support to have more visits and medical camps in dorught hit area of Tharparkar Sindh Pakistan
Women worry about food for children in coming days