Current COVID-19 emergency situation following lockdown in Pakistan badly affects the lives and livelihood of the people especially vulnerable families residing in rural areas of Sindh are facing more challenges and issues due to this emergency.
In response, especially community institutions are taking responsibility of people residing in Sindh rural areas. They are performing their work in providing food items, organizing awareness-raising sessions, coordination, and engagement and support government initiatives and facilitate needy families in Ehsaas emergency Cash Program registration.
Self-initiative was continued and distributed food items to destitute families in rural areas of Kamber-Shandadkot, Larkana, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Mirpurkhas, Kashmore-Kandhkot and Ghotki districts.
The Sindh Rural Support Organization teams and Community Institutions facilitated needy community members in Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program and total of 610 families were registered in district Sanghar and Mirpurkhas districts.CEO, Sindh Rural Support Orgnization (SRSO) said that SRSO teams and Community Institutions are facilitating to needy households via Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program.
He informed that total of 2368 families were registered in only 3 districts Thatta, Khairpur and Mirpurkha. Teams are working in 14 districts of Sindh and SRSO has data of destitute families. SRSO has given training at least 0.3 million women regarding awareness of Coronavirus and precautionary measures to avoid contacting deadly virus and distributed ration, face masks, and other programs are continued in 14 districts of Sindh to help the destitute families in the lock-down.
The Deputy Commissioner Jacobabad and Rangers head along with nominated resource persons of SRSO is distributing ration bags among needy persons in various wards in city Jacobabad Sindh.
Food distribution was continued for the poorest households during the COVID-19 emergency by a community Institution of district Kashmore Sindh. Ration to poor families was distributed by Village Organization Allah-ul-din Suhryani UC Akhero with the financial support of Rs. 4300 donated by Notable Person and Ration was provided to 5 needy HHs along with LSO Chairperson at Kashmore- Kandhkot Brsides, provision ration to more needy families who are severely affecting due to COVID-19 emergency in the UC.
This purpose of both LSOs identified more vulnerable families 105 (53 UC Khuda Bux and (52 UC Aohori) from different villages of the UC and provided them ration bags.
The EU-SUCCESSS Program supported community institution LSO Jaot, UC Jumo Agham has also performed their responsibility to respond COVID-19 emergency. The LSO leaders identified and contacted a Philanthropist, Rasheed Ahmed, for support of poor households lives in rural areas, cannot earn due to the current situation of lockdown. He distributed ration bags among 28 households of 2 Villages.
SRSO is trying its level best to contact other departments and philanthropists for the facilitation of poor households lives in rural areas and will fulfill the basic needs of people of remaining member VOs.
According to Kalhoro, under the Government of Sindh PPRP organized COVID-19 self-Initiative by Village Orgnization (VO) Jameel Bhurgari 2 Taluka Kot Ghulam Muhammad conducted a session on Social-distance importance and method at village Laugewall.