Pakistan Floods - Rebuilding Communities
About the Project
RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION FOR VULNERABLE FAMILIES IN PAKISTAN
Last year's floods in the southern province of Sindh are thought to be even worse than the previous year's deluge. At least 250 people lost their lives.
Caused by heavy monsoon rains, the floods damaged or destroyed some 1.5 million houses in Sindh alone, the aid agencies say. Officials have repeatedly expressed fears about the rapid spread of disease, warning that the problems affecting Sindh are getting more acute.
Winter left thousands vulnerable
Vulnerable groups like children, women, disabled, and older persons continue to suffer through lack of shelter and other non-food-items.
The women, especially female-headed households, are the vulnerable groups; they face violence and gender discriminations at all levels.
Sindh remains by far the worst affected province. The UCs Jamali Tehsil Shahdadkot of district Qambar Shahdadkot have been under water, and badly affected by the recent flood.
Sewa Development Trust Sindh (SDTS) is the district's focal agency for shelter and NFI (non-food items) cluster for district Qambar Shahdadkot.
Women, Children and Vulnerable Families
Women, children, and vulnerable families who are without shelter and have taken refuge under the open sky, are given priority.
After providing relief and emergency support, SDTS helps with early recovery and rehabilitation, with particular focus on women's land rights, skills training and developing a sustainable income.
However, the immediate priority is still shelter, food, fresh water, latrines and emergency items for the homeless.
Oxfam, Save the Children, Care and the French agency, Acted, have warned that more than nine million people are at risk of disease and malnutrition.
(Agencies warn of acute Pakistan floods relief shortfall - BBC News Asia)
HELP TEN FAMILIES SURVIVE THE WINTER
Families are living in the open.
With your help, ten more families in Sindh can have shelter and support.
Project Target is £6,000
90.5% of the target amount will go towards the cost of emergency shelter, fresh water, blankets,hygiene items and food for three months.
9.5% will go towards cost of monetary transfer and Safe World administration costs.