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.
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 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)
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.
One year on from the devastating floods of 2010, Pakistan is again facing a rain-related emergency, while many are still trying to recover from the 2010 floods.
The spell of monsoon rains that started in the second week of August 2011, evolved into a large-scale disaster, causing damage in various parts of the country.
Nearly 2 million homes were damaged or destroyed.
Government sources estimate that five million people have been affected, with 218 unconfirmed deaths, including 31 children and 79 women, according to the Sindh Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA),
PDMA statistics show that over 279,941 individuals have been displaced to 2,243 camps in the province.
Nearly 1,190,454 houses have been damaged or destroyed.
The previous year, seven million people affected, 800,000 homes, and 26 million areas of crops destroyed – in the one province of Pakistan.
All SDTS projects were stopped, and full attention and program strategies were focused on the disaster.
It took almost seven months to return families back to their villages and homes.
And then, a few months later, the second flood struck.
Winter has started and vulnerable groups like children, women, disabled, and older persons require shelter and non-food-items (NFI).
With your help, ten more families in Sindh can have shelter and support this winter.
Food baskets, emergency shelters, blankets, pit latrines, hand pumps, hygiene kits, kitchen item kits and household kits.
The shelters are locally and culturally accepted, and called Manah or chappar.
They are made with Manjhandari (a long wood like bamboo), straw chikh (pattar – reeds, used in roofing), a plastic sheet, and rope, and will be provided to families who are in the open sky.
SDTS is an NGO with experience in providing relief support
The implementation will be done in coordination with the relevant Government departments of the project areas. Coordination with other national and international NGOs and Community Based Organisations will also be established to avoid duplication.
In addition, SDTS is coordinating with UN-Clusters, including many international NGOs and donor agencies. Coordination meetings of the clusters are held frequently to discuss the crisis situation and possible responses and coordination in affected areas.
In order to increase participation of the communities, Village Management Committees (VMCs) will be formed in each of the project locations.
SDTS will be responsible for overall monitoring, reviewing and reporting of this flood relief programme.
SDTS will ensure that financial and management aspects are managed with efficiency, transparency and accountability in all aspects. At the end of the project, an external audit will be done.
Monitoring will involve reviewing and planning on a regular basis.
|1 Emergency Shelter||160|
|Hand pump for drinking water||75|
|Kitchen item kit||16|
|2 blankets (per family)||7|
|7 bathing soaps|
|7 laundry soaps|
|1 nail cutter|
|3 menstrual hygiene kits|
|1 lota (water vessel)|
|2 soap holders|
|Food basket for one family for 3 months||135|
|120 kg wheatflour|
|15 kg pulses|
|15 kg rice|
|15 kg veg oil|
|3 kg iodine salt|
|1.5 kg black tea|
|6 kg dry milk|
Cost per Family
|Cost for 10 families
|Transport & SDTS Administration fees
The above figures are estimates supplied by Sewa Development Trust Sindh.
Total project target includes monetary transfer fees and Safe World admin costs
90.5% of your donation will go to the Sewa Development Trust Sindh towards the cost of emergency shelter, fresh water, blankets, hygiene items and food for three months.
Sewa Development Trust Sindh (SDTS) is a humanitarian, non-profit organisation - founded in 2003 - which implements humanitarian and development activities across Sindh.
SDTS works for the development and relief of marginalised and vulnerable communities and is experienced in providing flood support relief.
SDTS is registered with the Government of Sindh under the Trust Act - 1882.