Lahore: Over 300 people lost their lives in the recent floods caused by torrential monsoon rains in Punjab and more than 2.4 million people were rendered homeless. The Cecil & Iris Chaudhry Foundation (CICF) launched a Flood Relief Program to make humble contribution towards helping those who were incessantly being affected by the ravaging flood waters. Among these many were those unfortunate families that most relief workers and NGOs could not reach.
“We provided food supplies to 70 affected families in villages around Athara Hazari District Jhang. Some of these families had not yet received any aid, and are living in extremely dismal circumstances,” said a representative of CICF. “The water levels have now receded but millions of acres of agricultural land is destroyed, leaving this season’s harvests in ruins. Thousands of villagers remain stranded with nowhere to go; their needs have just begun. Their crops have been wasted, their houses and livestock washed away,” commented Michelle Chaudhry, President of The Cecil & Iris Chaudhry Foundation.
In a press release shared with the media, CIFC thanked The Society for Human Development (SHD) Toba Tek Singh for logistic support, and those who helped in strengthening their work and helped in reaching out to the flood victims.