DawnRelief all set to help rebuild flood-ravaged settlements.

KARACHI -- As DawnRelief wraps up the first phase of its relief operations in the flood-affected areas, it is gearing up to rebuild devastated settlements in the second phase with homes, schools and a drinking water supply scheme.

The first phase of relief operations that started in July comprised regular distribution of food and safe drinking water, tents, blankets and clothing to the flood-affected families in Uthal and Bela districts of Balochistan; Sujawal district adjoining Thatta in lower Sindh; and in the settlements of Bajara in Sehwan taluka of Sindh.

In the next phase, according to the DawnRelief spokesman, the organisation aims at rebuilding settlements in Bajara, 20km outside Sehwan, with over 300 homes, some primary schools for boys and girls and a drinking water supply scheme. This rebuilding would likely continue until the middle of next summer.

As per the 2017 census, Bajara reported a population of approximately 3,500 people.

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The recent monsoon rains and ensuing flashfloods destroyed a majority of the 753 houses in the area. The number of households with access to clean drinking water has dropped from an initial 88 per cent to below 35pc. Recent surveys estimated that less than 5pc of the households had access to electricity.

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