Misuse of Flood Relief in Sindh Goes Unchecked
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The authorities in Sindh have fallen short in taking action against those accused of misusing the relief aid meant for the flood victims in the province. According to reports, rice sacks donated by foreign aid organizations have been spotted for sale in local markets, despite the clear note on the bags that read “These items are not for sale.”

Over 1.5 million people affected by the floods in Sindh remain homeless, and around 32,097 victims are residing in tent cities and villages. The administration has been unable to effectively crack down on those profiting off the misfortune of the flood victims.

While relief operations have been underway, including the distribution of mosquito nets and establishment of medical camps in flood-hit areas of Balochistan, health issues persist in these regions. Sources report cases of diarrhea, gastroenteritis, malaria, and respiratory diseases among the flood victims.

Several districts in Sindh and Balochistan, including Khairpur, Sukkur, Badin, Sanghar, Jamshoro, Umarkot, Dadu, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Mirpur Khas, Shaheed Benazirabad, and Naushehro Feroz, continue to be impacted by standing floodwater. The ongoing mismanagement of flood relief efforts highlights the need for more effective solutions to support the affected communities.

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