HANDS Updates August, 2022
Distribution of Food ration, Shelter kits, Provision of safe drinking water and cash grants to flood affected population of Balochistan by HANDS
Over 1500 families have been supported in HANDS Emergency Flood Response in Balochistan through ration distribution, provision of basic supplies, shelter kits, cash grants and supply of clean water. With over 15,000 houses damaged and 200,000 acres of agricultural land destroyed, the people of Balochistan need our continuous support for rehabilitation.
Breast Feeding Campaign week August 1-7, 2022
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is a global campaign to raise awareness and galvanize action on themes related to breastfeeding. World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is a global campaign to raise awareness and galvanize action on themes related to breastfeeding. WBW started in 1992, with annual themes including healthcare systems, women and work, the community support, ecology, economy, science, education and human rights. Since 2016, WBW is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2018, a World Health Assembly resolution endorsed WBW as an important breastfeeding promotion strategy. COVID has affected health, nutrition, and livelihoods, including new parents’ circumstances and decisions on infant feeding. Let’s raise awareness on the importance of breastfeeding.
World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration which is held every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 120 countries. HANDS also celebrated in its intervention district.
Food Ration distribution to Flood affected communities of Karachi August 5, 2022
Monsoon rains affected Karachi and its residents. Affected communities near Gujjar Nullah, Karachi faced urban flooding event. HANDS supported these communities by distributing a month’s ration to multiple affected families. However, they still need our continuous support to be able to withstand the effects of rain floods.
HANDS Flood Response in district Lasbela, Balochistan August 8, 2022
Stories from the affected areas of Lakhra, District Lasbela are heart wrenching. With water flooding to the height of 7-8 ft people tried everything to save their precious belongings and their lives. Not many made it. HANDS teams are present in the area since disaster struck and on-field assessment and relief activities are ongoing. This Independence Day support our fellow countrymen affected by floods and give them a chance to rehabilitate themselves
Visit of CEO GFS Builders and Developers at HANDS Head Office Karachi August 11, 2022
GFS International is a group of builders and developers in Pakistan. CEO GFS, Mr. Irfan Wahid, visited the HANDS Head Office earlier today to meet with the HANDS team. Chief Executive HANDS, Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed, Chairman Board of Governors, Dr. Saeed Ismail, and Founding Chairman HANDS, Prof. A. G. Billoo (SI), also met with him and shared HANDS vision for 2030. They also discussed future collaborative opportunities between GFS and HANDS.
HANDS received achievement Award by Ocean Mall Karachi August 15, 2022
HANDS Pakistan has been awarded an achievement award by Ocean Mall Management at Karachi. The award acknowledges HANDS contribution to the vulnerable communities in Pakistan. HANDS 2030 vision to develop sustainable 25,000 model communities was encouraged. Mr. Shaikh Maaz, Head of Communication and Resource Development HANDS received the award.
HANDS- National Conference 2022 on “Together We Can” August 17-18, 2022
Every Year HANDS conducts a National Conference with different Themes. The conference encourages HANDS management to showcase their work through presentations of their respective programs. This year’s theme was “Together We Can”, which means being together with our development partners we can achieve our Vision 2030. In HANDS National Conference 2022 District Executive Managers and Provincial Managers presented their annual reports while Chief Executive HANDS Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed chaired the sessions and appreciated the efforts of the district teams.
HANDS Flood 2022 Response in Pakistan August 19, 2022
The floods 2022 in Balochistan has a terrible impact on the lives of people living in the affected area. Far from the spotlight and out of the headlines, humanitarians come together to ease suffering and bring hope. The people of Pakistan are severely affected by the flood HANDS emergency
response going on in different districts of Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan and need your support for basic necessities.
Provision of drinking Water district Lasbella August 21, 2022
HANDS initiated the Provision of Drinking Water to Flood Affected Population in District Lasbella with the support of UNICEF, Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in collaboration with the Government of Balochistan.
HANDS Disaster Relief Response Update August 24, 2022
HANDS field teams have been present on ground in all 3 provinces affected by the devastating rain floods 2022. Over 216 million PKR grant has been disbursed until now benefiting over 600,000 flood-affected people. HANDS urge the support of communities, development partners keeping in view the magnitude and scale of the disaster to extend their support to affected population which need our support more than ever.
Zakat- Faith Based Funding of Community Development at Serena Hotel Islamabad on August 25, 2022
After a thorough review and discussion with our Sharia Advisory Board, HANDS published a Book, “Zakat Faith-Based Funding for Community Development,” author of the book Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed CE HANDS and Sharia Advisor, Dr. Mufti Wasie Fasih, Director Al-Hamd Shariah Advisory, which will help CSOs and individuals to learn more in-depth analysis of Zakat and its disbursement principles according to Islam. A National level event was organized to share our learnings and outcomes with the community. More than a hundred dignitaries, including elected representatives, CSOs and senior bureaucrats are expected to gather.
Medical Camp for Flood affected population at district Thatta August 25, 2022
HANDS initiated medical camp services in UC Bijora district Thatta under Emergency Relief Assistance to Floods 2022 Affected Population with the collaboration of PPAF. On day one of the Medical Camp, 467 outdoor patients’ male-female were treated. Come forward and help millions of flood affected population around the country.
Medical Camp for Flood affected population at district Thatta August 25, 2022
“This is an unprecedented flood event and we need to focus on resilience and preparedness and not just get stuck in the cycle of disaster response and recovery” says our Head of Communication, Maaz Tanveer, at Dawn News show Zara Hat Kay. HANDS has been engaged in flood activities in 21 districts of Pakistan, reaching out to over 600,000 people until now. We are looking for your support specially suppliers/producers of safe drinking water, roofing kits, rations, and mosquito nets in giving relief to the flood affected population.
Distribution of Shelter kits, Cash grants and Latrine kits at district Pishin, Balochistan August 29, 2022
HANDS distributed shelter kits, cash grants and latrine kits to the flood-affected families of District Pishin, Balochistan.
Relief Camp for Flood Affected Communities of Pakistan at Karachi by HANDS 20-29, 2022
HANDS Karachi Urban office established Flood Relief Camp at Teen Talwar area Karachi. The objective was to collect cash and in kind donations to support the flood affected population in Pakistan. This was ten days’ camp and received cash, Non Food Items, Food Ration, Medicines, toys, shoes.
HANDS Appeal for support for Floods 2022 Affected Population August 30, 2022
The floods in Pakistan have taken many lives, homes, and livelihoods of people. They need your urgent and help and support. These floods have been one of the worst in country’s history. But with unity and support we can come out of this crisis. HANDS teams have been continuously on ground in 35 districts for flood relief and response.
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