Response to Flood by Pakistan National Committee (PNC) of IUCN Members

14 October 2010 | News story

Below is the response to Flood by Pakistan National Committee (PNC) of IUCN Members

Participation of Shirkat Gah in a Meeting with the President of Pakistan

Shirkat Gah Humanitarian Response
Flood Relief update 14th October, 2010
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Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER)
1st October, 2010
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Shirkat Gah Flood  Relief Work

Sitrep – 20 September 2010

Shirkat Gah (SG) Women’s Resource Centre, Pakistan, is actively engaged in providing relief to those affected by the recent floods in Pakistan, particularly focusing on women’s special needs wherever possible. Responding to the urgent/SOS calls of its long time partners in the field-Community Based Organizations (CBOs), SG has mobilized and raised funds to conduct flood related relief work in all 4 provinces of Pakistan. All three (3) offices of SG i.e. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are involved.
 
Total grant on flood relief (both USD & PKR) received:
Through colleagues international partner organizations, national partner organizations, individuals etc. SG has raised about Rs. 25363402/- or USD 298392.96/- in the last one months.  

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Khwendo Kor
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National Rural Support Programme (NRSP)

FLOODS 2010:Damage Assessment,Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Efforts
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HAASHAR's Initial Flood Response
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Response to Flash Floods in Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral by AKRSP
AKRSP Update as of September 02, 2010
Sector:    Rural Livelihoods and Community Infrastructure:

AKRSP is actively engaged with government officials in GBC, and is coordinating with other partners including RSPN, PPAF, UNOCHA, and WFP. A series of proposals for UNOCHA, AKF, UNICEF and RSPN have been prepared to support early recovery planning and to prevent further deterioration of the situation.
 
In the Baltistan region, rapid needs assessments have been conducted and shared with government and other stakeholders and where possible, emergency restoration of drinking water supply has been carried out in Talis and Qomra worst affected villages. Local Support Organisations (LSO) in several regions has been working to repair water channels and mobilize donations for affected families. 

Besides, 6000 ft (1 to 2 inch) pipe drinking water at Shutt Qumra  500 ft (4 inch) pipe for irrigation at Aliabad Qumra through cash for work activities. Four teams of Engineers are surveying the damage irrigation channels (two teams are in Ghanche and two are in Skardu). 30,000 ft (different dia) and were purchased and is being transported to the affected area.  AKRSP Baltistan office facilitated WFP in receiving 16 metrics ton of relief items to Baltistan and stored at Skardu. This will be distributed through LSOs with support from AKRSP.

In Chitral, needs assessments have also been conducted to inform relief and recovery operations and several proposals are under preparation on water and sanitation, food security etc. Two compressor machines were provided to government/local administration to clear the emergency road between Garmchashma area and Chitral unblocking roads and the restoration of irrigation channels.

Besides, upon request of district government, communities were mobilized to support district government in opening of Chitral-Garamchashma road. The community of Karamabad and Garamchashma are still providing free labor for opening of road. AKRSP provided  PKR 800,000/- support to 12 small projects (6 irrigation channels, 4 bridges and 2 roads) mainly in Shogor, Garamchashma and Charun UCs for emergency restoration of these lifeline projects. Dialogues with CESSD finalized at Islamabad. Under the agreement CESSD will provide relief goods while AKRSP will facilitate the distribution through linking them with LSOs. Participation in district level coordination meetings continues. Provided damage data, received from LSOs, to district government for development of consolidated damage assessment report.

 In Gilgit, an emergency support field office has been opened in Gulmit to support 25,000 of the affected population upstream of Attabad Lake. Needs assessments have been conducted and logistical support has been provided to FOCUS to facilitate relief operations. AKRSP and LSO have been active in organizing relief distribution and camp management where necessary and are planning cash-for-work programmes in several areas from August 24th. Efforts will focus on unblocking roads and the restoration of irrigation channels.
 
Besides, AKRSP Gilgit organized five team (3 to 4 professional in each team) to conduct detail survey of 30 most effected villages in four districts of Gilgit Region. Community dialogues were conducted in seven most effected villages of the four districts and cash grants were disbursed ranging between Rs. 25000 -50,000) in each village to start repair and rebuild community infrastructures mainly irrigation channels through cash4work activities. Early assessment reports related to damages to community infrastructure were shared with the District government in Ghizer in coordination meeting.
 

 


Flood Relief Update Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) SINDH -31st August 2010

Karachi Region

  • Provided assistance to more than 1000 people in evacuation to safer places.
  • From 15th up to 25th August provided purified drinking water facility to four camps of Tehsil Thatta of 600 liters daily to about 3000 people.
  • Distributed food items among 100 families
  • Also providing drinking water through water tankers to four camps at Makli, Thatta-Also continue
  • Also distributed 100 jerry cans among 100 families
  • Also distributed biscuits and milk among 200 families particularly for children.
  • Camp cleaning initiative has been taken, also hygiene kit is provided to 100 families
  • Information cell is established and operational for 24 hours round the clock.

Hyderabad Region

  • Provided assistance to more than 1000 people in evacuation to safer locations.
  • Currently managing 15 camps having population of approximately 8250 souls. (2 Sukkur, 7 Ghotki, 01 Shikarpur, 03 Matiari, 02 Hyderabad)
  • Provided 100 tents to about 800 people at Matiari through DG.
  • 1000 ration cards are prepared and subsequent to survey conducted
  • Through ration cards food package (rice, sugar, oil etc) provided to 800 IDPs, which is duly assisted by HANDS, District Government Matiari.
  • About 100 Hygiene kits are provided through British Petroleum.
  • Information cell established at Bhit Shah for IDPs to provide them uninterrupted assistance.
  • About 1000 IDPs provided logistics who have returned back to their homes.
  • Clothes were distributed amount 2050 individuals at different camps.
  • In collaboration with PPHI full time medical camp is established for IDPs.
  • With the assistance of UN non food items are being distributed among 200 families.

Following organizations provided monetary assistance in relief activities

  1. Banh Beli
  2. Sindh Education Foundation
  3. Pak Social Welfare Organization (SPO Partner Organization)
  4. Jameat Ulema Islam (JUI)- (Member of political parties steering committee Hyd)
  5. HANDS
  6. KTN News
  7. Hamdam Social Welfare Organization (SPO Partner Organization)
  8. Indus Rural Development Organization-IRDO (SPO Partner)
  9. Jamali Welfare Association (SPO Partner)
  10. Sindh Joshua Organization (SPO Partner)
  11. SPO Vendors
  12. Mutehida Qoumi Movement

Taraqee Foundation
Disaster Response in Pakistan
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Relief Activities by Indus for All Programme, WWF Pakistan
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