Saturday, August 13, 2011
Pakistan 1 year after Floods...
PAKISTAN FLOOD RELIEF IN ONE YEAR:
· Worked in 53 flood affected districts
· Benefited 2.8 Million people
· Spent: $7.8 Million
In late July 2010, the devastating floods brought unimaginable suffering to the lives of almost 21 million people, left millions homeless and without the means to support themselves and their families.
Immediately Emergency Response began.
Within a day, our teams were on the ground to deliver the basics -food, medical, tents, and utensils.
By the mid August, HHRD scaled-up its relief response over a wider geographic area by including 13 worst affected districts from all affected provinces.
Carried out a large scale food distribution throughout the flood affected zone
Benefited over 371,000 flood survivors (including Ramadan and Eid gifts project beneficiaries).
Food packets contained many essential items such as rice, pulses, flour, oil, sugar, dry milk, and high energy biscuits etc.
During the Ramadan, HHRD delivered 672,000 meals.
HHRD also distributed tents during Emergency Relief phase.
This project benefited 15,600 flood survivors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh Provinces.
28 containers, from the Muslim communities of USA and Canada were distributed.
From November 2010 to April 2011, HHRD distributed the supplies of containers that benefited 700,000 flood affectees (100,000 families).
With support of King Abdullah’s Relief Campaign for Pakistani People (KARCPP), HHRD distributed food packages, milk, dates, and quilts in 343,000 flood victims (49,000 families) across eight districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan during September 2010 to April 2011.
HHRD provided free health assistance to more than 100,000 flood survivors
Established 550 one-day free medical camps.
The entire project “Establishment of Free Medical Camps” benefited 160,000 flood survivors in two months.
LONG TERM PROJECTS
The Adopt a Village/ Union Council program was the umbrella of various projects, which covered all aspects of rehabilitation. Under this initiative, the 11 union councils were adopted in the following districts; Charsadda, Nowshehra, Swat (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa); Muzafargarh, Rajanpur, Mianwali (Punjab); Jacobabad, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Thatta (Sindh); and Jafferabad (Balochistan).
HHRD has constructed 275 flood resistant two-room permanent homes in flood affected areas.
WATER FOR LIFE/HYGIENE/SANITATION
Installation of 10 water filtration plants,
500 boreholes water pumps
Construction of 296 washing points,
20 permanent latrines
6 water storage tanks
Conducted 38 hygiene awareness sessions which benefited 570 flood survivors directly.
Over all, the entire project “Hygiene Kits Distribution and Awareness Sessions” benefited almost 4,000 flood victims.
ORPHAN SUPPORT PROGRAM
1,100 orphaned children (ages 5-18) sponsored from the flood affected communities.
These children are receiving constant support for education, medical, food and psycho-social uplift.
EDUCATION SUPPORT PROGRAM
Established 7 primary level-schools by providing building, furniture and school supplies.
Rehabilitated one damaged school in Jafferabad (Balochistan).
These interventions are benefiting 1,300 students every month
700 flood-affected students are receiving monthly scholarships.
10 Mother-Child Healthcare Centers (MCHCs).
Fully equipped with medical and paramedical staff and between November 2010 and July 2011
300,000 flood victims benefited by receiving free consultations and medications.
INTEREST FREE MICROFINANCE
Disbursed interest-free micro loans worth Rs 16.10 million ranging from 10,000 to 30,000 in micro enterprise development, services, livestock, agriculture and poultry.
35 % beneficiaries are women.
Program helped these affected communities to restart their livelihood activities and become self-reliant.