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In an emergency situation, families often flee with little more than the clothes they are wearing and consequently find themselves displaced without any personal belongings. In addition to food, they urgently need certain non-food items to survive, including items for shelter (tents, plastic sheeting, blankets, sleeping mats), cooking (stoves, pots, fuel), and health and sanitation (buckets, soap, jerry cans, sanitary cloths, mosquito nets). Same happened during floods 2010 when thousands of families of southern Punjab were in emergency relief camps and were lacking essential items for daily use. Affected families lost their shelters and other important things of daily use. 

To respond the situation, TNW received three containers containing food and nonfood items from Turkish donor organization “Deniz Feneri” and started distributions of these relief items both food and nonfood in different camps and villages. Major items include kitchen accessories, health & hygiene kits, blankets, clothes, shoes, beds, carpets, stationary, school bags, jackets and many other important things.

TNW was able to distribute relief items, 230,000 in number (356 types) among the 7711 affected families at 72 locations of Southern Punjab districts including Layyeh and Muzaffar Garh. TNW also ensured women participation on equal terms in distributions and their management.

 

TNW Managed to deliver these daily use items at the door step of affected people by maintaining the discipline and keeping their dignity. During distribution campaign TNW ensured to meet the following standards;

  • The affected population has sufficient individual, general household, and shelter support items to ensure their health, dignity, safety and well-being.
  • It has sufficient clothing, blankets and bedding to ensure their personal comfort, dignity, health and well-being.
  • It has access to culturally appropriate items for preparing and storing food, and for cooking, eating and drinking.
  • It has access to a safe, fuel-efficient stove and an accessible supply of fuel or domestic energy, or to communal cooking facilities. Each household also has access to appropriate means of providing sustainable artificial lighting to ensure personal safety.
  • When responsible for the construction or maintenance of shelter or debris removal, it has access to the necessary tools, fixings and complementary training.