Interview with Rabdino Otho
In this interview hear from Rabdino Otho, in charge of the Mehwish Jehangir Siddiquie Foundation camp in Sehwan. He says that they are providing clean drinking water, food supplies, CFSs, and vocational centres. He says that once the IDPs return and the camp is wound up, they would be helping the IDPs build their own shelters.
Food for work program
A food for work program has been started where people are given food in return for services and time. An officer associated with the program says that students attending school, women visiting health centres, people working in community centres, even farmers who are cultivating their lands. He says that the FAO program is funded by the European Union. The food items along with non-food assistance will also be given to widows identified by the PDMA survey. As part of the WFP program which will run till 2012, the food will be as per international standards fulfilling nutritional needs.
National Program for Primary Health initiated
The government has initiated a National Primary Health Program in Khairpur which focuses on child health and family planning. A lady health worker part of the program says that she is educating pregnant women and educates them about the child, his nutrition and cleanliness. A woman in the village says that she has become aware about health and hygiene of her child, and that she needs to have her child vaccinated.
Interview with Dr Naubahar of PILER
In this interview hear from an officer with PILER, an NGO providing food at an IDP camp in Hyderabad. She says that they are providing food to IDPs in the camp, with pregnant women, and aged people a priority. She says that they are not getting the support they need from the government, however they will continue to provide food items to the best of their capacity to flood affected people in the camp.
SRSP helps children fight malnutrition in Khairpur
Observing malnutrition among children, NGO SRSP started working with parents providing them food and information about how and why malnutrition affects their children and how it can be cured. A father of a 12 year old patient says that SRSP diagnosed his son, explained the problem and provided a solution in the form of biscuits. A nutrition promoter with SRSP says that the biggest cause of malnutrition is negligence on part of the parents, then poverty. SRSP provides nutritious diet to help combat that.