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Pakistan Flood Response  
save lives of malnourished children (6-59 months) and to ensure that GAM (Global Acute Malnutrition) rate in
the affected area is maintained below the 10% emergency threshold by improving nutritional status through provision of effective nutritional services at the community and facility level.....
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  Successful Stories
When my son was admitted to SC, I and my Husband were very worried. We didn’t know what is wrong with our child, he always remains ill,” says her mother. We have consulted every doctor but after sometime he became again ill. Then there i was told about malnutrition and that a malnourished child is more prone to disease. We need food to stay alive, but also to stay strong. Without proper nutrition, our immune system is not efficient, so disease enters through germs like bacteria and can attack easily. Then a cycle begins, when we have a disease, we become malnourished more easily. But now I am confident because now my baby is healthy and I know how to save my children from malnutrition within my economic limits. Thanks to the programme like this.
She said that when i came SC i was so worried and hopeless that now my child will not survive. But there she recovered very soon. and she was also counseled about how she can manage her child health living within her economic limits at SC. She said I used to think that as I am not giving powder milk to my child so she is week. But she was discharged from Sc and referred to SFP with the impression that natural vegetables, fruit, food are best for child health and growth. And diseases can be avoid through cleanliness In SFP center extensive counseling made her concepts more clear and gave them strength. Following the instructions of Nutrition Assistant she fed her child with the Supplementary Plumpy and Multi-Micro Nutrient sachets and her health improved quickly.
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  Health Services to Victims of Balochistan Earthquake 2008
A strong earthquake jolted Balochistan on 29th October 2008. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was in Chiltan Mountains 80 kilometers northwest of Quetta. The quake was followed by several slight aftershocks during the next day. The cities and towns struck by the tremor included Ziarat, Pishin, Harnai, Qila Abdullah, Chaman, Loralai, Sibbi and Mastung, rural areas all lying close to Balochistan's border with Afghanistan. According to the initial reports approximately 300 people were killed and more than 800 people were injured. There was another strong aftershock on October 29, 2008 in the evening with a magnitude of 6.2 on Richter scale causing more damages to in the affected districts. More than 40000 people were left homeless only in two union councils of district Ziarat.

Right after the earthquake and based on its assessment report, Relief International mobilized resources for its emergency response. Relief International started its mobile health clinics in collaboration with one of its BRDN member organization (Taraqee Foundation) in district Ziarat and provided heath services to the affected in collaboration with the district Government. RI also coordinated with UNICEF and UNHCR and got material assistance from both UN agencies for the earth quake affectees. Both UNHCR and UNICEF handed over various items to RI, including tents, water bladders, blankets and other materials, which were distributed to the earthquake affectees of districts Ziarat, Pishin and Harnai.



  With support from USAID/OFDA 530 rolls of Plastic sheets for flooring and canvass insulation purpose were provided to the earthquake affectees
  Provided 208 cartons of Water Purification Sachets (PuR) with support from AmeriCares to the 208 affected families.

  Winter kits including woolen sweaters, male and female shawls, caps, socks, tights and hi-neck sweaters for children were provided to 343 families in 13 villages of the 4 UCs of 2 districts.
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