The ongoing unprecedented sporadic rains, heavy floods and ill-planned World Bank Funded Left Bank Outfall Drain (LBOD) have severely affected the survival and livelihood of 40 Million People of Sindh a province of Pakistan. The towns and villages have been inundated, millions have become shelter-less, thousands have been killed and hundreds of thousands are waiting for a painful death. The standing crops of cotton, paddy, sugar cane, onion, tomato, chilies, fodder have been destroyed to the tune of billions and the poor and vulnerable people of 23 Districts of Sindh, Pakistan are bearing the brunt of criminla negligence of the Provicianl and Federal Governements of Sindh and Pakistan, malfunctioning and Corruption of Irrigation Department and ill-planned LBOD project. The monsoon rains in Pakistan have triggered a massive humanitarian crisis that have threatened the lives and well-being of millions of people, claiming over 2500 lives and affecting nearly 40 million people and the towns and villages of Sindh are constantly under the devastation of rains.
These rains are recorded as being the worst to ravage Sindh in last 200 years and have erased hundreds of the villages while depriving millions of their homes, belongings, savings, beloved ones and lives forever. Roads and farms are submerged in water, putting estimated relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction costs at billions of Rupees. Those entrapped and displaced are suffering acutely due to lack of boats, helicopters, ground transport, shelter, food and clean water. This is an hour we all must come together and show our wholehearted support for the rain / flood survivors. It is critical that the immediate needs such as transport, food, clean water and medicine are provided to those affected. Its the human suffering that stares one in the face - collapsed houses, desperate faces, people running after relief materials, scores of families entrapped on roofs, huddled in temporary shelters and destruction of standing crops on lacks of acres of land. All the districts and most of the towns and villages of Southern and Northern Sindh have been badly hit, dozens of towns including Badin, Mirpurkhas, Jhudo, Nawabshah, Khairpur, Hyderabad, Dighri, Tando Bago, Sanghar, Thatta, Kaacho, Dadu, Kashmore, Tando Muhammad Khan, Kandhkot, Johi, Daharki, Omarkot have been inundated and damaged severely, more than 8 million helpless people are still encircled by water, hundreds of villagers including women and Children have drowned and disappeared, houses, domestic animals, vehicles, fish ponds, tube-wells and crops have been completely damaged.
In this catastrophic situation, Awami Tahreek (Peoples Movement of Sindh, Pakistan) and 40 million rain affected people of Sindh appeal to you and the world community to extend aid for the flood victims of Sindh Pakistan. Here are few Clips of TV Coverage on 2011 Rain Disaster: