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Thursday 12 September 2013

BPCA provides food parcels to victims of the deluge in Pakistan provides much needed help. Dengue fever rears it's ugly head attacking 6 victims.

Food Gifts were distributed by the BPCA at several locations including Narowal, this week.

The area has a significant Christian Community many of whom have lost the use of their mud houses, which were completely washed away in the floods. The families living there have made a number of temporary accommodations.  We have been advised that one of the walls of the local church has subsided as a consequence of the floods and the local school is currently out of action.  Families have put their children to work while the Government School has been closed to earn extra income to support the rebuilding of their homes and lost possessions.   The BPCA is very disturbed that the local school which serves a very poor community, has yet to set a date for a return to provision of learning. 

We have supplied medicinal supplies to 6 victims of Dengue fever which is causing much anxiety in the area. The BPCA intends to continue  our appeal while we support theses families rebuild their lives and desperately fight the onset of Dengue fever, which is a known killer in these parts.  We intend to purchase some more medical supplies, food and water tablets to support these families through their difficult time.

If you would like to donate to our relief work our bank details are as follows:
Sort Code: 20-67-90
Account number: 63468976
Bank: Barclays

Alternatively if you would like to send a one of donation please use the pay-pal facility on the top right hand corner of our blog, or simply send a cheque made payable to the  BPCA  to our address 57 Green Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1XG.
With your support we hope to change the lives of millions of Christians in Pakistan.

Christians gather to seek help towards a new wall for their church.

St Paul's Church Narowal, may not be very attractive but certainly has fervent support form the local community, who have expressed a desire for it to be repaired to its original state.

Repairs underway after flooding leaves homes unliveable

Some of the food gifts provided to affected residents.  The packages included; cooking oil, chappati flour, sugar, rice, pulses and money towards medical supplies for Dinghy fever - for those who had contracted the illness.

A grateful mother receives her food packages from Mr Yousaf Arman.

A father receives food packages for his family.

A young family receive food packages.

Food gifts were distributed at the house of a local Christian landlord.

A visit to the village highlighted the squalor these Christians face daily and the destruction caused by flooding.

Useful items had to be disposed of due to flood damage.

A very makeshift home provides little security or privacy to the affected families.

Flood damage washed away a mud home, but repairs have started on the external wall.

A young child put to work carrying farm produce on a donkey, to earn extra income while his school is shut.

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