During 2019, districts Chagai and Kharan in Balochistan faced a drought situation. Long dry spells affected around 1.9 million people. Regular water resources such as wells and ponds got dried up resulting in loss of cattle and cultivable land and migration of majority population to other areas in search of livelihoods and water.
Islamic Relief came to the rescue of these drought stricken communities by providing an immediate response to fulfil basic and urgent needs. To help restart livelihoods and fulfil the nutritional needs of affected people, we provided poultry, introduced kitchen gardening, distributed kits to improve food security, and sensitized communities about using waste water from domestic sources to grow crops.