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Establishment of a Tent Village in Muzaffargarh, Pakistan

Muhammad Navid Tahir, MPH, Waseem Hashmi, MBBS, MPH, MBA, Rizwan Naseer, MBBS, MS, MBA, Amir Rasheed, BSC (Hons), Saima Tofique Rao, MS

Abstract


Muzaffargarh was one of the hardest hit districts of Punjab in Flood 2010 in Pakistan.The catastrophic flood claimed 68 human lives and displaced more than 2.5 million people in the district. Rescue 1122 has evacuated 10,841 flood affectees and provided first aid to 400 victims in the first phase of the flood. Afterward, Rescue 1122 established a Tent Village near district Muzaffargarh, where 1,114 people were facilitated with basic human needs for 2 months.The establishment of this Tent Village has proved that the combined efforts of local agencies can play a pivotal role in handling of the major disasters.

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Tent Village, Flood 2010, Rescue 1122, Pakistan

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/jem.2012.0094

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