Imagine waking up to the sound of gunfire and shelling. You are scared. You frantically pack up whatever you can find; clothes, a few possessions, and some food. You rally your loved ones and escape under the noise of continuous bombardment - only to find the risk of COVID-19 waiting for you.
This is the situation of thousands of families in Azad Kashmir, along the Line of Control, who are forced to leave their homes and migrate. These families are now living in refugee camps a few kilometers from the Line of Control, battling not just hunger, but now also the risk of coronavirus.
Ceasefire Violations: How it all began
646 incidents of ceasefire violations between Jan 1 and Feb 23 this year.
Last week of April 2020, small arms and mortar shells have been fired along the LOC in Poonch district of
On Thursday, April 23rd, intensified firing and shelling targeting villages and forwards posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch was reported.
Muhajir Camps: A not-so-safe haven
72 Camps in Azad Kashmir.
Without Any basic Facilities of Food and Healthcare. All of the earning hands are Daily Wage Labourers.
The families were already living in dire conditions, and now, no thanks to Covid-19, their problems have increased.
Food supplies are short in
the area, and hunger is getting widespread.
The local residents are also facing problems like lack of jobs, a hit to the tourism industry and general lack of food is exacerbating hunger.
With too much on the Government’s plate battling, Corona Crisis in Pakistan, it becomes everyone’s responsibility to step up to the task and help.
RIZQ313 - At The Line of Control
Rizq has taken an initiative to save these families from the pangs of hunger and has already taken the risk of reaching those during the crossfire.
2000 families from the city, from the refugee camp and other areas near the LOC, are looking up to Rizq with their battalion of dedicated hunger-soldiers to fulfill their need for this time.
Rizq Soldiers are putting their lives in danger to save the lives of ten million people living on LOC. Such valor and bravery in terms of adversity are what define Rizq313.
Support Rizq in this mission to end hunger and be the savior at LOC.