Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Karachi: Serving Phase 3 of Umer Goth

23rd September, 2010

The ration that that we distributed on 3rd of September to the IDPs resident at Umer Goth of Karachi was consumed and the local persons contacted us again for a re-serving. After doing a proper verification we executed the Round 3 of serving at Umer Goth and distributed the following items:

§  Flour 10 KG – 45 bags

§  Cooking Oil 1 Litre – 45 bags

§  Daal Chanaa 2 KG – 45 bags

§  Rice 2.5 KG – 50 bags

§  Salt 1 Packet – 26 Packets

§  Red Chilli Powder – 19 Packets



Sehwan: Serving Details at Lal Bagh camp – Phase - 2

20th September, 2010

We are in a continuous touch with our contact persons at Sehwan, their ration supplies have improved and the shortage of Rice and Pulses have been covered. As per our discussion over the last weekend, they are facing a shortage of Cooking oil, salt and red chilli powder as well as there is a desperate need of packing shoppers (as they received Flour, Rice and pulses in 50-100 KG bags) and they want to pack them in separate packages so to deliver the package to the families on an individual basis.

So on 20th of September, we dispatched our second shipment to Lal bagh camp of Sehwan that consisted of following stuff for around 3K families: 

§  Cooking Oil 1 Litre – 3000 Bags

§  Salt 1 Packet – 3000 Bags

§  Red Chilli Powder 100gm – 3000

§  Cooking Oil 1 Litre – 3000 Bags

§  Salt 1 Packet – 3000 Bags

§  Red Chilli Powder 100gm – 3000

§  Packing Shoppers: (0.5, 2, 5 and 10 KG) – 5000+ shopping bags

Sehwan: Serving Details at Lal Bagh camp

15th September, 2010

As referred in the earlier post, when the Eid holidays were over we initiated the purchasing activity for the identified requirements. Before finalizing the purchase we re-contacted to our sources on the ground and found out that as the chances of Manchhar lake overflow are rapidly increasing so surrounding areas have been evacuated on an emergency basis, and the camp is now hosting thrice more as the ones we observed during our assessment visit. With this new intel and confirmation we updated our distribution plan and immediately dispatched a truck carrying the following items to the Lal Bagh camp for 1000 families:

§  Daal Chanaa 2 KG – 1000 Bags

§  Cooking Oil KG – 1000 Bags

§  Rice 2.5 KG – 1000 Bags

§  Salt 1 Packet – 1000 Bags

§  Red Chilli Powder 100gm – 1000 Bags 

The truck was dispatched on the night of 15th and it reached the destination on 16th of September

Friday, September 24, 2010

Karachi: 2nd serving at Dil Muhammad Goth (Gadap Town)

16th September, 2010

To serve Dil Muhammad Goth (Gadap Town) second time, we purchased ration supplies from a nearby whole seller in Malir. The cost for the ration supplies was again paid by the same IT guy who referred us to this place as he wanted to serve here himself.

Our volunteer reached the shop at around Maghrib. He purchased the items, lodged them on the suzuki and handed over to the person incharge of the camp who is taking care of the people over there with his family members. We handed over the following ration package there:
  • Flour: 200 Kg
  • Rice: 100 Kg
  • Daal Chana: 10 Kg
  • Daal Masoor: 15 Kg
  • Cooking Oil: 25 Kg
  • Sugar: 25 Kg
  • Salt: 5 Packes
  • Tea: 2.5 Kg
  • Powdered Milk: 5 Kg
  • Red Chilly Powder: 1 Kg

We are very thankful to our volunteer who helped us delivering the ration supplied to the required place in appropriate manner.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Karachi: Serving Details for 250 Families(~1300 Persons) at Manghopir

14th September, 2010

We placed our order on 13th of September, at a ration wholesaler shop situated around UP more area but the guy asked us to pick it up by 14th morning so that he can provide us the ration in 250 packages. As we were in a definite need of the separate ration packages so we agreed and the same guy arranged transportation for us as well to transport the packages to Manghopir area.

We reached  the place at around 4:PM, we spotted out a distribution spot where the representatives of these 250 families were present, the distribution took around 3 hours, we handed over the following ration package to each of 250 families:

§  Flour 10 KG – 250 Bags

§  Daal Chanaa 1 KG – 250 Bags

§  Ghee 1KG – 250 Bags

§  Rice 2.5 KG – 250 Bags

We are really thankful to our volunteers who assisted for the completion of this case, they remain on their toes from the assessment phase till the distribution phase. They asked us that they have also collected cash to help out the flood effected persons and they wanted to have a financial contribution for this case along with their physical contribution. We respected there gesture so for this case around 21% of the total amount spent was the one that was their collection.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Karachi: Verification at Manghopir

12th September, 2010 (Eid 2nd Day)

After receiving a confirmation that a brief list has been prepared for the IDPs at Manghopir, on the 2nd day of Eid we visited the place. At the place the registration was continued from Fajr timings and a list of around 263 families was present with the following information:

Person name
Pre-flood resident area
NIC number
Number of family members

After an scrutiny phase of the list and confirmation about the pre-flood resident area of the IDPs there, we decided to serve ration for ~250 families there. Our next step is to search for a ration vendor in a nearby location to Manghopir who can give us cheaper rates and quicker delivery.

Karachi: Need assessment at Manghopir

11th September, 2010 (Eid 1st day)

Eid Mubarak

As referred in the earlier relevant post, a team of our volunteers visited the Manghopir area for the need assessment of the IDPs that were reported to be present there. On Eid evening they visited the place and were able to meet the local contact of ours to have a discussion about the number of persons present there, their previous area from where they got displaced and the issues that they were facing.

They found out that the IDPs that are present there mostly belongs from Meharr and Khairpur Nathan Shah areas of Sind. They were referred to be scattered at various places in the Manghopir area including multiple surrounding Gothhs. Our local contact was asked to make a proper list of the people there in a family wise manner so that we may have a verification phase.

Now we would be waiting for the confirmation of the list availability so to start the verification phase there as per our defined protocol