The inhabitants of Cholistan experienced worst condition of drought and water scarcity as the desert region did not receive rainfall for long time. Over 50 livestock were reported dead due to dehydration and extreme heat, children were getting malnourished and families were moving to less-affected areas where they were not welcomed.
In order to ease the severe water scarcity in Cholistan, the SAF Emergency Relief Response team toured affected areas with rescue 1122 in-charge Baqar Ali and DC Bahawalpur Irfan Ali, additional DC Umer Farooq. SAF provided the people with access of 18,000 liters of drinking water and 20,000 of domestic use water along with first aid equipment and medicines. SAF team also worked on devising drinking schemes to provide the people with continuous access to water.