hit Pakistan's hard, particularly the economic impact on the poor and working class. Most of them have been pushed below the poverty line to an alarming point, with food insecurity one of the main problems that CDRS responded to in one of its largest and longest relief missions ever.
CDRS started its Covid relief mission by providing monthly food packs to the working class, daily wagers, and poor communities. We also launched our PPE distribution mission. The third component focused on feeding stray animals as their food sources dried up along with Pakistan's economy.
Parts of Sindh were hit with two catastrophes one after another. In addition to the ongoing pandemic, Sindh province received historic amounts of rain.
Karachi, Hyderabad, and Mirpurkhas were designated as 'calamity-affected areas' with over 200,000 homes destroyed and hundreds of lives lost.
CDRS, being a leader in disaster response missions, deployed immediately. Our team delivered cooked food, clean drinking water, tents, and mosquito nets to at least 5,081 beneficiaries.
From 22 March 2020 to 22 March 2022, CDRS in the Covid response provided ration packs and medical kits including PPE, masks, and hand sanitizers. The areas of operation were Balochistan, ICT, KPK, Punjab, Sindh, and AJK. Where the number of families helped was 17,003. The total number of beneficiaries was 103,023.