RAHIM YAR KHAN 

Thousands of people in flood affected areas are still without shelter and concrete efforts are needed to rehabilitate to avert any further calamity. This was stated by Pakistan Red Crescent Society Chairman Major General (r) Ch Muhammad Nawaz Khan while addressing the handing over ceremony of “Red Crescent Homes for Homeless,” in Basti Abdul Hakeem Kobar, Goth Machi of District Rahim Yar Khan.Speaking on the occasion, Nawaz said that the PRCS, being the leading humanitarian organisation, in collaboration with Fauji Fertilizer had constructed these houses for the victims.He said that these houses shows the commitment of the PRCS in serving the vulnerable and its motto First to Reach and Last to Leave. He said that these reconstructed houses were built keeping in view the cultural and residential needs of the area.The PRCS chairman said that to cope with the challenges there is a dire need for joint sustained efforts by government authorities, international donors and aid agencies so that flood survivors can keep their families safe and healthy now, and get timely support to rebuild their livelihoods, homes and communities.The chairman said beside that the PRCS in collaboration with International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), other partner national societies and local donors had rehabilitated 75,000 families in the affected areas all over the countryat cost of Rs5 billion.It is to be noted that project has been completed at a cost of over Rs100 million which was contributed by different donors to PRCS.