In a comprehensive and organised response to the unfolding events, the DSF mobilised its resources to deliver a substantial disaster relief package. Approximately 12,300 people were rescued by teams of Foundation personnel, who operated using four 500 seat motor boats and five 18 seat speed boats to evacuate riverside communities. Following their evacuation, flood victims were housed in one of eight camps set up by the foundation, all with functional sanitary facilities and supplies of food, bedding, clothing, medical equipment and other necessities.
In addition to the above, the Foundation also provided support and supplies for several government camps and set up a warehouse facility to distribute generator sets and essential supplies throughout the affected areas.
In combination, the activities of the DSF constituted the single largest intervention by a non-government organisation, and were praised by both the inhabitants of the affected areas and the government representatives responsible for the official aid operation.
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