ISLAMABAD - The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Tuesday requisitioned two more helicopters for expediting the ongoing relief operation in far-flung and inaccessible areas of Chitral district.

According to NDMA, Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and NDMA were facing problems in carrying out relief activities due to land sliding and road blockade. The NDMA is extending all possible assistance to ensure provision of relief included shelters and ration to flood affectees. A total of 32,796 tents and 3,304.96 tons ration have so far been distributed among flood-hit people by NDMA, armed forces and Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs).

According to data released by NDMA, 150 medical camps have been working in Punjab flood-hit areas for providing medical aid to flood-hit people. While 66,361 marooned people are being provided basic amenities of life in 641 relief camps established in the flood-hit areas. As many as 15,945 people are residing in 384 Punjab relief camps, 51,038 in 251 Sindh camps. Six relief camps have also been established in Gigit-Baltistan.

According to breakup of tents distributed in flood-hit areas, a total of 588 tents have been distributed among the flood-hit people of Gilgit- Baltistan, 1000 in AJK, 11,100 in Sindh, 25,800 in Punjab, 1,665 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 82 in Balochistan.

Out of which, NDMA has distributed 28,00 tents in GB, 2000 in AJK and 5,000 in Punjab. While armed forces have also distributed 249 tents in flood hit areas.

As many as 3,304.96 ton ration packs have also been distributed among the flood-hit people, including 22.5 tons in GB,1,680 tons in Punjab,87.72 tons in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2.9 tons in Balochistan. Out of which NDMA has distributed 24 tons and 1500 tarpaulins. Armed forces have distributed 197.84 tons ration in flood-hit areas.

As many as 8,467 blankets have also been distributed among flood-hit people, including 1200 among affectees of GB, 2000 in AJK, 3,160 in KP, 107 in Balochistan. Out of which NDMA has distributed 2,000 blankets in flood hit areas.

The relief providing agencies have been provided 640 rescue boats at their disposal, including 251 in Sindh and 384 in Punjab. 1,180 life jackets are available, including 1,100 in Punjab and 80 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 562,350 people have been evacuated from flood-hit areas, including 1,736 from GB, 344,860 from Sindh, 156,043 from Punjab. Armed forces have evacuated 59,711 marooned people.