PRCS distributes 210 loader rickshaws among flood-victims

By APP
June 13, 2024
The event ofPakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) held, in collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), on June 9, 2024. — Facebook/prcssb

Islamabad : Under the leadership of Chairman Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), in collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), on Wednesday has successfully distributed 210 loader rickshaws among the families affected by the monsoon floods of 2022. This initiative is crucial part of PRCS’s Livelihood Assistance Programme during the Recovery Phase.

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The loader rickshaws have been allocated to deserving families in five districts of Sindh province, including Dadu, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Larkana, and Qambar Shahdadkot, with each district receiving 35 rickshaws. Additionally, 35 loader rickshaws were distributed in Jaffarabad district of Balochistan.

The distribution of loader rickshaws in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will take place after Eidul Azha. This initiative aims to strengthen the affected communities by providing a source of income. It is part of PRCS’s ongoing efforts to empower communities to regain their livelihoods and move towards a brighter future.

The distribution ceremonies were attended by Secretary General PRCS, Muhammad Abaidullah Khan, Dr. Asfar Shams, Health Coordinator, IFRC Country Delegation Pakistan, officials from the provincial and district branches of PRCS and IFRC Country Delegation, volunteers, community members and local notables. Chairman PRCS Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari praised the relentless dedication of PRCS staff and volunteers, who continue to provide crucial support to flood-affected communities.

He emphasised PRCS’s steadfast commitment to restoring normalcy through multifaceted programs, including livelihood assistance, shelter construction, cash assistance, and health and hygiene initiatives.

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