Deolai Union Council out of reach of NGO’s
As compared to relief efforts underway in Mingora, the residents of Deolai union council are not satisfied with aid efforts in their region. In this report, a union council elder says that no agency had visited the region. Another resident explains that a committee was formed to approach different welfare organizations after wheat seeds and fertilizer were distributed in Swat, but they were told that Deolai was not in the affectee list.
Health book system launched by NGO
In order to verify people are receiving proper healthcare, Merlin has developed a family health book. In this report, a record keeper from Merlin explains that the book was developed in response to the issues over non-treatment. Under the new system, Merlin health workers fill out the book after visiting families, and can now keep track of the treatment and medicines they received.
Healthcare for women at Jalozai camp
This report looks into health facilities for women at Jalozai camp. A doctor at the camp says that free treatment and medicines are being provided for women and new born babies. In addition, pregnant women are provided counseling, while serious cases are referred to larger hospitals in Peshawar.
Women face long waiting lines to collect BISP payment
Under the Benazir Income Support program, women affected by the conflict in Swat are entitled to a special cash payment. In this report however, women talk about long waits to collect their money orders.
Interview with FOA national project manager
In this interview, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organizations national project manager Dr. Jehangir Khan explains the revival efforts underway in Swat. He says seeds, fertilizer, fruit plants have been distributed to farmers in addition to training. Future plans include distribution of poultry and livestock so that small farmers, especially poor women, can generate in income.