GILGIT: The Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) launched its three years (2013-15) progress report for Gilgit-Baltistan branch to aware its stakeholders, donors and beneficiaries about what the organization has done for the vulnerable communities.
According to a press release issued by PRC Provincial Headquarters Gilgit, the organization has provided more than 10,000 beneficiaries with Food, Non-Food and Shelter items during various major and minor disasters across the region.
200 households have been provided water for irrigation through two small scale intervention projects in Hunza and Skardu districts. 109,749 people have been examined and provide free medicines through PRC Basic Health Units in Gilgit and Skardu, read the press release.
Moreover, 68,821 beneficiaries have been reached out through Individual and School Health & Hygiene promotion and awareness sessions. 15469 people have been examined and provided free medicines through various medical camps in time of disasters and emergencies. 34232 beneficiaries have been provided awareness about Community Based Health & First Aid through training and awareness sessions. 5562 members of target groups have been provided training and awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention. 16175 individuals have been trained in First Aid through conducting various First Aid sessions.
Approximately 17000 volunteers have been recruited while 6000 volunteers have been provided training and awareness through different activities. 53 volunteers/focal points have been trained in communication and basic dissemination of RC/RC Movement and PRC activities while 2049 have been provided awareness through different trainings and dissemination sessions. 2941 PRC staff and volunteers have been provided capacity building opportunities in different fields.
Moreover, A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with the Karakorum International University (KIU) Gilgit on promotion of volunteerism. Strong institutional linkages have been developed with Provincial Government, Provincial and District Administrations, GBDMA, NGOs, INGOs and government and private colleges and schools.
PRC GB Chairman and Provincial Secretary Noor-ul-Ain congratulated the PRC staff and volunteers whose hardworking and generous support has made possible the organization to achieve its targets in a successful manner.