Noor bab, 67 years old resident of a flood camp established in a govt. school in district Nowshera lives alone in his tent. “When the warning for flood was announced in the nearby mosque, I was alone at my house while my son had gone out of station with his wife and four years old son.My nephew, who is my neighbor as well, along with his family, took me with him.
While reaching at this village, somehow we got separated and now I am living alone over here. Initially I shared this tent with another small family which later on moved to Mardan and now I live alone in this tent.”
When asked about how he was managing with life at the camp, he said “being old, I am dependent upon other people, since everyone is suffering over here, I hardly find anyone who could take care of my needs. I particularly face problems when it is about getting food, I am an old man and alone, even young men feel great difficulty when they have to compete each other to get their share in the food items distributed by different organizations.” Remembering his son he said “I don’t know where my son is now, may be he would be considering me dead, I don’t know whether he would try finding me or not, I wish I would be able to meet him again.”
Responding to the assistance offered to her by GPP and ARR Japan regarding food items he said “if my son were here, I feel he too would have taken care of me in the same manner, I am at loss of words for thanking you people; I believe it’s because of people like you that poor like me still believe in humanity.”