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International Organization for Migration races to Deliver UK, US Shelter Aid to Flood Victims 

11 Augustus 2010 03:28:11

International Organization for Migration races to Deliver UK, US Shelter Aid to Flood Victims

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has completed a distribution of 500 tents donated by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and airlifted into Islamabad’s Chaklala Airbase by the Royal Airforce.

IOM trucks delivered the first of the tents to destitute families in Gubella village in Charsadda district within 12 hours of their arrival in Pakistan. Half the tents were trucked to Charsadda, the other half to equally hard-hit Noshera district, together with 500 buckets and kitchen sets donated by IOM.

According to a press release issued here on Tuesday, it is expected that IOM would distribute 1000 more tents and 4,100 shelter kits donated by DFID today (Tuesday).  Later this week IOM will deliver 24,000 buckets and 48,600 blankets donated by DFID. USAID consignment will also reach today which would be distributed among the flood victims by IOM and its partners.

Token system would be introduced for distribution of relief items. “The community knows who is most vulnerable and who most needs the aid. The token system also ensures crowd control and minimizes the risk of looting by people who are desperate,” says IOM Pakistan Emergency Officer Izora Mutya Maskun.