Support the flood-hit people of Sindh in this difficult time, Murad Syed, the chief minister of the province, appealed to the masses in a televised address from Sukkur on Wednesday.
“We have sought help from the NDMA and other provinces,” he said, “I would appeal to keep roads open for safe passage of relief goods to the people. We need patience, bravery and strength in this situation.”
The chief minister added that the province received more than 350% above rainfall than normal in July and over 600% of showers above rainfall have been recorded in August so far.
“Everyone lives for themselves. But I appeal to you to live for each other in this difficult situation,” CM Murad said, adding that he has never seen a disaster on such a scale.
What does Sindh need?
- 1 million tents
- Sindh trying to provide cooked meals to affected people
Status of Sindh
- More than 1.5 million houses damaged
- Naushahro Feroze’s Patidan has so far received 1550mm of rain, in just five days it received over 800mm of rain in an area where the average rainfall is 50 to 55mm
- At least 300 people killed
- Over 1,000 people injured
- More than ten million displaced
- 23 districts,101 Taluka, 5,718 Deh (where 30 to 40 houses are there) are extremely affected
- 90% of farmers crops on over two million acres of landed damaged
- Difficult to ascertain damages to livestock
- Heavy flow of flood going through Sukkur
- Sindh showing a river look
“Never has ever such a catastrophe happened in this provinces,” the chief minister described the situation as a “disaster and test”.
Request from CM
- Do not hide sheets and tents
- Do not take law and order situation into hand
- Support government in relief efforts
- Don’t block roads