In light of the massive floods that had engulfed the Sindh Province in 2011, devastation and suffering was widespread; many having been rendered homeless without any food and water. The Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that was heavily involved in this challenging endeavor and provided assistance to the affectees of the massive flood. The Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui 1234456Foundation and JS Bank have been a strong advocate of various philanthropic activities in the past as well, including extensive relief efforts in the 2005 earthquake, 2008 IDP crisis and the 2010 floods.
Flash floods unleashed by heavy monsoon rains in 2011, affected over 7 million people, at least 1.7 million acres of arable land were inundated as a result of the flooding and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes across Sindh. 22 out of 23 districts of Sindh got badly affected. More than 70% of the homes in villages and 30% in urban areas of Badin and Mirpurkhas caved in, while the district lost 70% of its crops.
Starvation, disease and weakness were widespread and the threat of infections was increasingly intense. Amongst them diarrhea, malaria and water borne diseases were the highest. There was a dire need to minimize the damage which was caused by the lack of basic healthcare and amenities. So Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui and JS Bank primarily focused on providing food, water and medicine facilities to all the affectees. For this purpose Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation and JS Bank sent out its health team of doctors, para-medical staff, dispensers and helpers along with its fleet of ambulances providing treatment to 58,339 patients and also distributed food rations to over 17,500 people in three phases.
The areas covered in our three phases of relief activities included Badin, Mirpurkhas, Thatta, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tando Allahyar, Mithi, Sanghar, Nawabshah, Dadu, Khairpur and Thar.