The Unfortunate Farmer
Treading the new path carved by the flood water, Abdul Qadir greets us. With sweat drops on his tanned, wrinkly forehead, the old man in his 80’s directly took us to his farming tunnel whose structure is barely standing now.
“Look at this, there was a time when we used to pray for rains. Our area was affected by water scarcity and less rainfall and now it rained for 4 hours and swept away everything, even our hopes as well.”
Showing us the crop remnants, the tired and anxious old man said
“This tunnel farm was my source of income, I worked hard for my crops and now I am unsure of my future. The flood water was merciless, we evacuated our houses after seeing the cracks in the walls and when we came back, only the boundary walls were intact.”
The flash floods during the monsoon are one of the worst for the local communities of the province affected by climate change. The affected population is forced to evacuate their houses with no food and basic necessities. With rebuilding a big challenge, our teams are on grounds assessing the damages and providing lifesaving assistance to the most in need.