2-year-old girl died due to food, water shortage in Khairpur relief camp
A family from Sindh, displaced due to the recent catastrophic flooding in the country, has claimed that their 2-year-old daughter died at a flood relief camp in the Kot Diji area of the Khairpur district due to a lack of basic supplies such as food, water and mosquito nets.
The father of the victim, Mumtaz Gopang, told that his daughter died last night, “She was hungry and sick for a few days but no one helped us and our daughter died in front of our eyes.” he said.
Mumtaz Gopang, who lives in a relief camp at a school in the Kot Diji, complained that there were no tents, drinking water, food or mosquito nets.
Later, the girl’s relatives staged a protest against the administration, in which they said that the families living in the relief camp in Kot Diji, Khairpur tehsil have been forced to starve.
The protesters shouted slogans against Deputy Commissioner Khairpur Noor Ahmed and political leaders and blocked the highway by keeping the body of the girl on the side of the road.
The protestors said that they have become homeless due to flood, there is nothing to eat and drink, children are dying of hunger, the girl died in the camp due to hunger.
The protesters further said that the aid received for the flood victims is not reaching the victims,
“No ration and no roof, no government representative has reached yet,” protestors said.
The protesters demanded immediate notice from the Prime Minister of Pakistan including the Chief Minister of Sindh and action against the officers who neglected to provide aid.