ISLAMABAD - The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has provided basic amenities of life to 93,902 people in 737 relief camps in the flood-hit areas across the country.

In a statement, the NDMA said that 49,696 tents and 3,304.96 tons ration have so far been distributed among the flood-hit people by NDMA, armed forces and Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs). It said that as many as 16,902 people have been staying in 394 relief camps of Punjab and 76,993 in 329 relief camps in Sindh. It said that six relief camps have also been established in Gigit-Baltistan. “Furthermore, a total of 580 tents have been distributed among the flood-hit people in Gilgit-Baltistan, 1,000 in AJK, 22,420 in Sindh, 27,800 in Punjab, 3,565 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 82 in Balochistan,” it said, adding out of which, the NDMA distributed 2,800 tents in G-B, 2,000 in AJK and 10,000 in Punjab while the armed forces distributed 1,988 tents in flood-hit areas.

It said that 4,140.5 tons ration packs have also been distributed among the flood-hit people, including 22.5 tons in G-B, 3,138 tons in Punjab, 126.4 tons in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2.9 tons in Balochistan. Out of which the NDMA has distributed 24 tons tarpaulins while the armed forces distributed 204.52 tons ration in flood-hit areas.

The statement said that 8,367 blankets have also been distributed among flood-hit people, including 1,200 among affectees of G-B, 2000 in AJK, 3,060 in KP, 107 in Balochistan. “Out of which NDMA has distributed 2,000 blankets in flood-hit areas,” it added. The relief providing agencies have been provided 649 rescue boats at their disposal, including 563 in Sindh and 48 in Punjab. 1,186 life jackets are available, including 1,100 in Punjab and 86 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 771,099 people have been evacuated from flood-hit areas, including 1,736 in G-B, 555,471 in Sindh, 149,593 in Punjab. Armed forces have evacuated 64,299 marooned people.