HDC, ABILIS begin second phase relief distribution

SRINAGAR: Hope Disability Centre (HDC) in association with ABILIS Foundation Finland Friday began second phase of the relief distribution programme in the flood-hit areas of Baramulla district in north Kashmir.
According to statement issued here, the relief items including ration kits, blankets, bedding, kangris, pherans, sweaters, and hygiene kits were distributed among the affected families.
“These relief items were provided keeping in view the immediate needs of the affected families, which were selected after survey and assessment in consultation with the local village-level committees formed by HDC and ABILIS Foundation,” Director HDC Sami Wani said in the statement.
“About 25 villages have been identified as the most affected. Food and other relief items were distributed among 42 families,” he added.
He said the Emergency Flood Response Programme of HDC has been launched in three districts of Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora. It extends to Srinagar too, he added.
“In this second phase, we are reaching out to more flood-affected families by widening our area of operation and increasing the number of relief items,” Wani said.