Labour Party Pakistan – Urgent Appeal
Qalandar Memon (25th July 2010)
Torrential rains have unleashed flash floods in different parts of
Baluchistan over the few days. Water levies broke leaving the people
exposed to flood water. At least three villages in district Sibi have
been destroyed. Houses, live-stock such as cattle’s and goats, household
goods, clothes, shoes and other items have been destroyed. Residents of
villages are currently without drinkable water, food, shelter and in
need of clothes.
In particular, the situation is dire for children and women and they are
in desperate need of food and clothing. Disease is spreading fast in the
areas affected due to lack of drinkable water. In particular, flu,
fever, diarrhea, cholera have been noted and are spreading.
The government’s response has made matters worse. They failed to act
immediately, leaving tens of thousands of people unaided. They came
after twenty four hours to the make-shift camps with paltry amount of
food bags to distribute.
The gap between the food being distributed and the large number of
people desperate to eat led to fighting breaking out making matters even
worse for these desperate people.
Rubina Baluch, Women Secretary LPP Baluchistan, who is a resident of one
of the affected villages said, ‘there is absolutely nothing left here –
food, water, and clothing – and we are in desperate need of these’. At
least, 10, 000 people are said to be in suffering in these grave
The Labour Party of Pakistan will be taking a convoy of goods to the
affected people. We appeal for donations urgently of a monetary kind or
in the form of the following items:
information please contact:
For more information, please contact
03368035689 – Rubina Baluch (Women Secretary LPP Baluchistan)
03337042716 – Aziz Baluch (General Secretary LPP Baluchistan)
03234160352 - Qalandar Memon (LPP)