Around high noon, it’s sweltering in Noshki, Balochistan. Mud covered children are playing around the unstable structures and fallen walls of houses. Walking on a rough and rubble-strewn path, we were told, it used to be a road before flash floods.
Ubaid Ullah who is in mid-forties, looks confused and uncertain. He points at his house which has cracked walls and a saggy roof making it unlivable for the family.
“People in Killi Batto don’t have water to bath their kids. We were already poor, the floods made us poorer.”
While continuously strumming his fingers on his lap, he carries on to tell us about the destruction.
“We haven’t seen a rain spell like this in decades. I was at a nearby hotel when I realized the danger. I rushed to my home and evacuated my wife and children to safer place.”
The flood water receded soon after the downpour; however, it wiped away infrastructure, houses, cattle and valuables. Islamic Relief Pakistan being actively present in the province of Balochistan for the last two decades responding to emergencies and making efforts for the most in need.