Information compiled from email received this morning from Maqsood Ali Joyo (grandson of Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo), Petarian 2k007 Jinnah House, Junior Engineer ACE (Pvt) Ltd. Tel. +92 333 2760276:
Floods have forced thousands of people to migrate from Ghotki, Sukkur, Larkana, Shikarpur and Jacobabad. In the latest development 90% of Jacobabad has been evacuated. Special trains have been mobilised for the refugees, heading towards Hyderabad and Karachi. There may be some other camps but so far our civil society teams, political parties and media friends have identified four camps in Karachi:
1. Chakra Goth, Korangi: At least 40 families from Thul, Jacobabad are living in vulnerable conditions. Two babies were born during the floods and are in critical health. Contact Nazir Hussain Dewro +92-333 2284 325
2. Shah Rasool Colony, near Abdullah Shah Ghazi mazar: 32 families Kachho of Larkana – majority are women and minor children. Contact Wazir Thaheem, TRDP Karachi office +92-333 7221751, +92-21 35868791-3, or ADO Saddar Town, Imtiaz Ali Bughio +92-300 700 2815.
3. Mehmoodabad Graveyard: 45 families from different flood hit areas of upper Sindh based there, need help. Contact Wazir Thaheem, TRDP Karachi office +92-333 7221751, +92-21 35868791-3
4. Sachal Goth: hundreds of flood survivors, displaced, now living on footpaths in a pathetic situation. Contact Ali Hasan +92-345 8097712
HYDERABAD: There are many camps in Hyderabad that various people, forums, organisations. Contact TRDP Jamshoro office +92-300 8377241, or Zain Daudpoto and Adee Sahar Rizvi +92-331 3556353 for information. They’re working at a camp holding more than 300 people who badly need food, safe drinking water and medicines. Every little bit helps.
Due to flood waters fast approaching fast Jacobabad, the Sindh Government has decided to move the IDPs from Jacobabad to Karachi, Hyderabad and Jamshoro. The City District Government Karachi has identified four locations in Karachi to bring the IDPs to Gaddap, Bin Qasim Town, Kiamari, and Toll Plaza
Flood survivors badly need camps, food, shelter, safe drinking water and health related stuff. “We have been informed that two trains have already left Jacobabad carrying the IDPs to Karachi. Further updates will be shared as soon as received,” writes Joyo.