ISLAMABAD The Pakistan Red Crescent Society in collaboration with International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies, International Committee of Red Cross and other sister national societies including Danish, German, Canadian and Turkish will support 40,000 families incurring an expenditure of $29million in the flood affected areas of Pakistan. This was stated by PRCS Chairperson Senator Nilofar Bakhtiar while addressing a press conference here on Tuesday. Nilofar said that that the PRCS keeping in view the disastrous situation held emergency meeting of the Movement Partners and Partner National Societies and the IFRC, ICRC and other societies assured of PRCS in supporting 400000 families. The IFRC will support 20,000 families, ICRC 15000 and other national societies 5000. She said that the each affected family will be provided with shelter, food items, non-food items, hygiene kits, kitchen utensils set, mosquito net, psychosocial and tracing support. She said that the PRCS is fully prepared to tackle the situation but lack of well-coordinated efforts is hampering the activities and there is a need for full coordination among all the concerned agencies. She said that Red Crescent is providing all necessary items to the affectees that are accessible and we are facing difficulties to reach out to the people stranded in the areas where no road link is available. She said that if the Red Crescent is provided helicopter service, the Society could reach more effectively to the stranded people with necessary relief items. PRCS Secretary General Muhammad Ilyas Khan said that PRCS has so far provided support to over 56,000 people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 8000 in Balochistan. The PRCS health teams in Akbar Pura, Noweshara, Mullah Mansoor in Hazroo, Risalpur, Noshewra Kalan and Charrsada has so far provided health facilities to over 7000 patients in these areas.