CFRD gifted relief to 1,900 flood-affected families in Pakistan

By Staff Reporter | Gwadar Pro Jan 6, 2023

GILGIT, Jan. 6 (Gwadar Pro) - China Foundation for Rural Development (CFRD), collaborating with Tencent Charity Foundation (Tencent Foundation), carried out flood relief operations in Pakistan.

Up to now, 1,900 units of relief materials had been distributed, including 1,900 food packages, 1,700 cold-resistant tarpaulins, 1,700 quilts, and 1,700 blankets, benefiting more than 13,000 people from 1,900 flood-affected families in Ghizer, Hunzaand other areas in Gilgit Baltistan.

Months after unprecedented floods ravaged Pakistan, vast swathes of cropland and villages remain under water, while nearly 10 million girls and boys remain in need of immediate, lifesaving support, said UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) earlier this month.

As per the report, millions of people are still exposed to floodwater or living close to flooded areas. Many families are still living in makeshift tents alongside the road or near the rubble of their home.

Through such activities, "we stand by our Pakistani brothers and sisters," source from CFRD told the reporter.

At the end of 2022 CFRD donated ¥740,000 for flood relief assistance to Pakistan Federation of Chambers and Commerce and Industry (FPCCI). Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, President of FPCCI said that FPCCI will ensure the successful implementation of food and other relief goods distribution projects with the support from CFRD. The Chinese government and people of China have made a substantive contribution to Pakistan's relief and rehabilitation efforts, he added.

Established in 1989, China Foundation for Rural Development (formerly China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation) is one of the largest charity organizations in China for  poverty alleviation.

Internationally, it has carried out humanitarian relief and poverty reduction  in 24 countries and regions, accumulatively inputting ¥200 million cash and materials, benefiting more than 900 thousand person-times by 2019. At present, CFPA has implemented long-term projects in Myanmar, Nepal, Cambodia, Ethiopia and Sudan. It also has long-term programs in Pakistan.


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