Flood Relief 2010

This was very much time when Pakistan was going through one disaster after another. With the state exhausted and busy in security issues in one side and one natural disaster after another; Pakistan was hit with one of the worst floods in decades affecting over 50% of the country on a whole. Magnitude of the crisis was evidently not only beyond the Government’s capabilities but also of many organisations in operation. This time UOL Relief decided to further test her capabilities and her young volunteers’ resolve by operating in not only much larger geographical area but also in a much diverse locations. In next two years UOL Relief took on the mammoth task of running operations in three different provinces at the same time. With Charsada in Khyber Pakthunkawa, Rajanpur in Punjab, Chilas, Tatoo Valley, Thalay-Nala at Khaplu in Gilgit-Baltistan by providing food support, basic necessities of life, reconstruction support and material, bridge, water channels and even a primary school still run to this day by the UOL Relief.
Known as the super flood by the experts, it swept any infrastructure in its way. This is also when UOL Relief constructed infrastructure including bridge to connect tourist destination of Fairy Meadows with rest of the country, bringing very much needed tourism based income back into the local economy.
With all the great tasks we were able to achieve, we believe the greatest was helping children studying under a walnut tree in all sort of harsh weather to have a purpose built school again. With each graduating batch of these students from the primary school, we find solace that we were able to pitch in our very small part in a literate future. Beside the colourful houses of Thalay-Nala which we helped build; will always bring smile to our faces.

Rajanpur 2014

Unfortunately tragedy again struck Pakistan with massive floods of 2014. A large area of the country was again under water. Instead of becoming part of the conversation to fix blame on poor management of flood water, UOL Relief decided to become part of the positive change again. It took on to providing for poorest of the poorest area by focusing on area on the Rhodu Sultan and Athara Hazari on the South-Western side of River Chenab.
What we witnessed there was heart breaking. When people told us about that they have lost nothing, the fact was they actually had nothing beside the pair of clothe they had on their body and two utensils for the food. UOL Relief took care of providing for the food, house construction, basic necessities and clothes. With slow speed of receding water, UOL Relief provided 5,000 mosquito nets to help avert some diseases in those desperate times.

UOL Relief also constructed 25 houses while providing over 1,000 food packages to local families. Our volunteers braved harsh conditions by wading through shoulder high water infested with insects and snakes at sometimes. UOL Relief had to make special provisions to protect the volunteers against snake bites.

Kunais Gilgit-Baltistan Flood 2022

Aug- 2022 has witnessed some of the most tragic calamities in Pakistan’s history. The Village of Kunais in Gilgit Baltistan, is another testimony to Nature’s cruelty. In the last week of July, a single bolt of lightning and its consequent mud flood, has wiped out almost an entire village. Without immediate aid in the form of shelter, bedding and warm clothing these people will not be able to survive the upcoming Winter.

Balochistan Flood 2022

PRIORITISING HEALTH OF FLOOD VICTIMS

Baluchistan on 9th October, 2022. As soon as the camp was set on the first day at Manjhoo Shuri in District Naseerabad, Baluchistan, the people began to come in. Flood victims suffering from malaria, skin diseases, gastro issues and malnutrition soon filled the school premises. 4 doctors including a Gynaecologist, Dermatologist and GP sat at their stations and a make shift pharmacy was set up under the supervision of Pharmacists. Till evening, everyone including the nurse and volunteers had treated 850 patients and provided them with free medicines. It was heartbreaking to see the people suffering from unexplainable pain and misery. Yet, their turnout was encouraging and the tiny glimmer of hope that we managed to ignite in them was reflected in their eyes, as they carried away their medicines.

    • EMERGENCY RELIEF

      In the times of crisis whether it is man-made or natural, most important thing is to provide an emergency relief.