Drought has become a frequent phenomenon in the Pakistan especially, in Sindh due to an increase in pollution and climatic changes. According to a report issued by the Economic Survey of Pakistan, the drought is one of the
factors responsible for poor growth performance in the country. Drought is common in Pakistan if there are no rains during the monsoon season.
Severe drought has occurred in the Thar desert of Sindh Arid Zone. Failure of monsoon observed in all the talukas of district Tharparkar of Sindh reeling under drought during Nov-2013 to 2014 However, it is too little and too late for many crops in the area and it resulted in severe shortage of food, Due to Shortage of food and water children died in Mithi hospital in last three months
belong to different areas Diplo, Mithi, Nagarparkar and Chahro tehsils of Tharparkar district. The numbers reported in media is above 151 children died.
Therefore whole district may be under threat of facing impacts of famine crises due to severe drought condition in Tharparkar district.
Causes of Deaths
Pneumonia and malnutrition as the main causes of the deaths
Age / Sepsis,
Sheep pox disease has been spread over entire district, above than five thousand sheep's and goats have died and many others are suffering from this disease.
Hundreds of deceased sheep are put down on the open ground; nobody is there and no any arrangement has been taken by concerned department to dispose out the dead bodies, which cause pollution in atmosphere to spread the same disease in other healthy animals.
Food package with emphasis on nutrition elements
Health interventions with emphasis on child & mother health care
Fodder for the livestock along with vaccination
Done as Much as you can
- Faiqua Nazir
- Somir uddin
- Yasmin Kauser
- Khawer Butt
- Arsalan Shaukat
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