One of the most under-developed districts of Pakistan, the Government of Sindh has described Tharparkar as a ‘calamity-affected area’. Over 200,000 households are now affected.
The primary reason for the drought is the acute shortage of rainfall since most of the agriculture is dependent on the rain. Families who rely on agriculture and livestock as their main sources of livelihood are now in need of sustenance.
To aid the government’s response, HRF is providing services for food security, health/nutrition and clean drinking water facilities through the installation of waterpumps to the affected population.
‘As many as two more children succumbed to malnutrition in Tharparkar region of Sindh and raised the death toll to 28 for this month.' (17 Sept 2018 - ReliefWeb)