Here is a video of this mission
December 16, 2012
GlobalMedic's RRT, along with their partnering agency ADRA Pakistan, delivered 250 Rainfresh units within the community of Hajipur today. People of the community were educated on hygiene and the importance of good health. Also, over 17,000L of clean drinking water has been distributed throughout the area via the Nomad water purification system.
December 13, 2012
RRT began training local volunteers on usage of Nomad water purification system. Clean water distribution in the community is now underway.
December 12, 2012
Water purification equipment has arrived. RRT will be training local partners and volunteers on the usage of the Nomad water purification unit. Clean water distribution for the community will begin.
December 9, 2012
The GlobalMedic RRT finalized the site where the Nomad water purification unit will be set up to provide clean drinking water to flood affected beneficiaries in Mohammapur, Rajanpur District. Construction will begin shortly on platforms which will hold water tanks that GlobalMedic will fill daily to provide clean water through a water tankering program.
Here are some photos from the mission so far:
December 6, 2012
The RRT traveled to Rajanpur today to do reconnaissance on potential areas to set up our Nomad water purification unit. Several areas were identified and one area will be confirmed in the coming days ensuring community participation and greatest impact for those who have been affected by the floods.
December 5, 2012
The RRT procured 1000 food grade plastic pails in Lahore today which will be used to assemble 500 Rainfresh water purification units. The team began drilling holes in the pails and preparing them for distribution to beneficiaries. In the coming week these units will be distributed to beneficiaries who have been affected by the flooding that has affected 5 million people.
December 3, 2012
GlobalMedic’s 3 person RRT has landed in Lahore and is responding to the current flooding that has affected the lives of over 5 million people in Punjab Province. The team is partnering with ADRA Canada, ADRA Pakistan and Muslim Aid Pakistan. Over the coming weeks the teams will be installing 1 Nomad water purification unit and 500 Rainfresh household water purification units in the area of Rajanpur. This aid will restore access to clean drinking water which is vital to increase the livelihoods of those affected by the floods.
Heavy monsoon rains across Pakistan in September 2012 triggered flash flooding in the provinces of Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan. According to OCHA Situation Report No. 2, 4.8 million people have been affected with almost 350,000 people fleeing to 507 relief camps. Roads and bridges have been damaged and over 1 million acres of crops have been wiped out. Many of the hardest hit areas were struggling to recover from the 2010 and 2011 flooding.
The government of Pakistan has not declared an emergency but did indicate that the emergency is beyond their control. Assessments indicate large swathes on underserviced families displaced by the floods. UNOCHA situation reports have highlighted a need for access to clean drinking water, shelter, and a shortage of medication.
GlobalMedic is responding to the situation through the delivery and installation of a large scale water purification unit and 500 Rainfresh household water units. These units will restore access to clean drinking water in Punjab and Sindh Provinces. Please consider donating to GlobalMedic for this response by selecting the “Click Here To Donate Now” button on the right hand side of this page. To ensure your money goes directly to efforts in Pakistan, please select "Pakistan Floods - 2012" on the Fund / Designation menu. Donations can also be made by mail. For complete instructions, see http://globalmedic.ca/donate-now.