Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan
DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD & NON-FOOD ITEMS (FIs & NFIs) TO RESIDENTS OF
By: Good of Mankind, Switzerland (GMS)
& BSDI, Balochistan
Project Title : Distribution of Food & Non-Food Items (FIs & NFIs) Residents of Gilgit-Baltistan
Number of Beneficiaries: 24 Households of Earthquake Affectees Details about beneficiaries are with GMS now.
Area: District Ghazar, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan
Project Cost : PKR 200,000 (Approx)
Financial support by Good OF Mankind, Switzerland (GMS)
IP: BSDI, Balochistan & GMS
Project Manager: Nazir Ahmed Pandrani , CEO, BSDI, Balochistan. email@example.com
District Ghazar and its surrounding areas witnessed a devastated earthquake in September 2015 which left a large number of people as vulnerable due to harsh weather. Quake has destroyed basic infrastructure. Local community loss their house belongings along with precious lives.
Earthquake of 7.2 intensity jolted major cities of Gilgit Baltistan, including the adjoining northern areas, leaving nearly 300 dead and around 3,000 injured due to building collapses, landslides, stampedes and other quake-related incidents. Pakistan is located in the Indus-Tsangpo Suture Zone, which is roughly 200 km north of the Himalaya Front and is defined by an exposed ophiolite chain along its southern margin. This region has the highest rates of seismicity and largest earthquakes in the Himalaya region, caused mainly by movement on thrust faults.
BSDI & GMS EFFORTS
Balochistan Sustainable Development Initiative (BSDI), Balochistan with the help of its fellow organization Good of Mankind Switzerland (GMS) distributed Food Items (FIs) & Non-Food Items (NFIs) among the quake affectees for their rehabilitation. 24 households were benefited to avail food and non food items for their survival. The composition of food & non-food items packages (in sufficient quantity) are as under:-
S#, Composition of FIs & NFIs, Remarks
1. NFIs: Winter Blanket / Quilts & Mattress, Furnace Oil Stoves , Tents for Winter, Water Cooler
2. FIs: Rice, Pulses, Wheat Flour , Rooh Afza (Syrup), Ghee , Matches , Salt , Toilet & Washing Soaps , Red Chilli & Dates
A proper assessment has been carried out to identify the right beneficiaries for distribution of food and non-food items. It was small scale project which collectively decided to meet the initial and immediate need of households in Ghazar only, at later stage this kind of project be duplicated in other surrounding areas after proper fundraising by the both organizations.