The Diocese has established 4 Relief Camps for the Christians and Hindu families, i.e. in Nowshera, Risalpur, Peshawar and Tank. The Diocese is providing shelter, beddings, food & nonfood items, plus medical care. The Diocesan Development & Relief staff visits all these camps on regular basis and makes sure all their needs are met. The Development & Relief Sector has also set
up a Supervisory Committee at the Diocesan Relief Camps and the volunteers are looking after the needs of the families in the relief camps.
The churches/parishes, institutions and different ministries of the Diocese are raising funds and providing relief items to the flood victims. Although the flood affected families are getting food and various non-food items from the Diocese and its Partners, but the major challenge is yet to be met, i.e. rehabilitation and reconstruction process for hundreds and thousands of flood affected communities in the province.
The Diocese of Peshawar through its Development & Relief Sector is busy in rescue and relief work for the Flood Victims in the Khyber Pakhtunkwa Province. There are about 1300 Christian families and some Hindu families as well; all are in dire need of
help. These families took refuge on the roof tops of their houses and were rescued by the Army helicopters and later shifted to the Diocesan Relief Camps at Peshawar and Nowshera.
The Bishop of Peshawar, along with the senior management of the Diocese and the Development & Relief staff visited all those
affected by the floods. Their visit was a source of encouragement and consolation for the deeply grieved and affected communities.
The monsoon rains have caused havoc all over Pakistan, but the Khyber Pakhtunkwa province has been hit hard by the floods. Thousands of villages are under water and hundreds of people are either dead or missing. All road links within the Province have been cut down; relief workers are trying to reach through boats or on foot. The Diocese of Peshawar has launched an emergency Relief and Rescue programme for more than 1300 Christian and Hindu families affected by the floods, including the other minorities and some Muslim church workers. A good number of Christian families have been rescued and accommodated at St. Mary’s Church & School, Risalpur and also at Christ Church & School, Nowshera. The Diocese is putting all its efforts to reach the unreached caught in the floods. The affected families are being provided with food items. Any possible help will be appreciated.