Our Partners in Flood Relief Activities

 

 

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Disaster Risk Management

 

Flood Response 2010

Pakistan has experienced heavy flash floods in July 2010 that primarily affected Southern Punjab and Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KPK) as the worst hit district. Muzaffarabad and Neelum in AJK, and Baluchistan have also been badly affected. District Rahim Yar Khan also badly affected from this havoc flood. Besides with irreversible human casualties, the flood affected communities have witnessed huge losses to the crops, bridges, roads, infrastructures and health facilities. The disrupted communication systems are also restricting movement resulting in further fatalities. Hampered communication networks have led to inaccurate reporting of the full scale of the disaster and the long-term implications for food security resulting from the losses in crops have yet to be determined.


In August 2010, NRSP RYK proactively participated in flood relief activities. Keeping in view gross roots level outreach in the area, many NGOs approached NRSP for prompt delivery of food and non-food items. These organizations acknowledged NRSP’s transparent approach in terms of following assortment:

    • > Identification of IDPs
    • > Prompt access to IDPs
    • > Food Distribution
    • > Provisions of shelter
    • > MIS for flood relief activities

 

NRSP played a key role in implementation of relief activities. NRSP received different commodities from its partner organizations and ensured timely distribution to the IDPs. These commodities include food items and non-food items along with provision of shelter and different commodities, NRSP took further steps to serve IDPs in education, health, and livestock care. In this regards, NRSP has established camp schools in tent villages and organized various medical and livestock camps in different areas. Sensitizing rehabilitation in the area, flood affected mosques and schools were also rehabilitated. District Government and partner organizations highly appreciated NRPS’ transparent mechanism of flood respond activities.

Protective Learning and Community Emergency Services (PLaCES)
 

Protective Learning and Community Emergency Services (PLaCES)


PLaCES’ primary focused is to provide the urgent and immediate protection services to flood affected children and women in three districts of Sindh i.e. Jacobabad, Kashmore @ Kandhkot and Shikarpur. PLaCES is funded by UNICEF and NRSP is the implementing partner of the project. Under this project protective centers are established to provide information, services and referrals in health, nutrition, water/sanitation, emergency education, protection and psycho social counselling. In collaboration with the local authorities, staff and child protection committee members are providing information on available service, identifying and addressing the needs of particularly vulnerable groups and individuals, as well as particular hazards and risks facing by women and children.

 

Activities

No. of static PLaCES established

50

No. of mobile PLaCES established

100

No. of children enrolled in static and mobile PLaCES

25,461

No. of disabled children referred to social welfare department

121

No. of women registered in  static and mobile PLaCES

7,546

No. of child protection committees (CPCs) formed

126

No. of awareness sessions to  CPCs

868

Women enrolled in literacy centers (static PLaCES)

3,150

Birth registration

260

Women referred to different organizations

832

Communication for Development (CFD) sessions (no. of pax)

38,240

 

These centers are also providing information on how to report missing and separated children, and incident reporting of violence, discrimination, abuse and exploitation and seeking to address problems and grievances through humanitarian and government partners. Apart from all these activities, C4D (communication for development) on child protection thematic issues and disaster risk reduction is also carried out within communities adjacent to these protective centers. More over recreational activities are also commenced with children after their school time.

 

UNICEF Programme: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
 

UNICEF Programme: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) 

UNICEF funded project “Up-Scaling Rural Sanitation through PATS Approach under the Critical Early Recovery Framework” is initiated in two districts Shikarpur and Jacobabad, of Northern Sindh. NRSP is playing the role of supervision as the key implementing partner. The main purpose of this project is to prevent excess morbidity, mortality and to help reduce incidents of water, sanitation and hygiene related disease by providing WASH interventions for the indigenous community including children, women and men as well as provide school WASH facilities for school children in selected schools in district Shikarpur and jaccoabad. While supporting early recovery intervention in areas where flood water has receded and people are returning home to their villages. Efforts will be made jointly to meet basic water, sanitation and hygiene needs and prevent disease, and provide access to adequate and appropriate WASH facilities in order to address protection and dignity of displaced individuals, particularly girls and women and support integrated cross-sectoral early recovery interventions, including disaster risk education (DRR), in areas of return.


The project includes hardware and software components including installation, rehabilitation (where needed) of shallow hand pumps with normal platforms and with raised platforms (as part of DRR intervention), sanitation interventions will be focused on Pakistan approach to total sanitation through the construction of demo latrines in each village and strong social mobilization networks for the native communities to trigger the process of up-scaling of rural sanitation. In the vein, total 500 villages will be targeted to reach out 175,000 affected people.
Completed Projects
  Project Doner
  Shelter camps, clothes and food ditribuiton NRSP
  Food and non-food items distribution, tents JDW Sugar Mills
  Cash for Food WFP
  Cash for work WFP
  Food Distribution WFP
  Flavour milk packs for children Tetra Pak
  Food Distribution and tents Kashif & Talat Fund
  KOMAK

UKaid

  Post-Flood Assistance for the Recovery of Production & Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Pakistan IFAD, FAO
  Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition UNICEF
  Distribution of dates District Govt. RYK
  Distribution of soaps IOM

NRSP Flood Relief Activities

Total Household Beneficiaries: 197,125

Donor Type of Assistance Quantity/
Number
Families
Assisted
NRSP Flood Relief Fund - JDW Sugar Mills Food Package (Flour,Sugar,Pulses,Oil) 7,500 7,500
Tents 8,550 8,550
Shelter Box 250 250
Clothes (Unstitched) for Men & Women 145 145
Aquatabs 448,000 16,716
Water Carries 700 700
Medical Camps 8 1,399
Livestock Camps 19 1,637
Camp Schools (Enrollement = 357 students, Teachers = 14 ) 4 550
Disposable Toilets 4 100
Canned food, Clothes and Crockery etc 410 410
Mineral Water 750 750
Handpumps 37 3,700
World Food Programme Food Package (Flour, Biscuits, Cooking Oil, Sugar, Salt, Pulses etc) 81,763 81763
Cash for Food ( Rs. 5,000 to each family) 52,735,000 10,547
Cash for Work (Rs. 3,500 to each household against 10 days of work) 105,000,000 1,0000
TetraPak Flavored Milk 72,000 6,000
Kashif & Talat Fund Food Package (Flour,Sugar,Pulses,Oil,Soap, Rice, Energile, Tea etc) 5,000 5,000
Tents 3,000 3,000
KOMAK Hygiene Kits 500 500
Clean Water Kits 500 500
Mosquito Nets 500 500
Emergency Shelter Kits 600 600
Quilts 500 500
Toilets 200 200
Handpumps 50 500
Animal Feed Supplement (Vanda) 4,000 1,000
IFAD- FAO Agriculture inputs (distribution of 25kg rice seed, 370 gm vegetable seed, DAP & Urea fertilizer bags) 1,850 1,850
Community Management for Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) - UNICEF Malnutrition patients Screening in the community NA 160,274
Supplementary Feeding Programme Child 18,981
Outpatient Therapeutic Programme Child 7,755
Supplementary Feeding Programme Women 13,710
No. of Health Sessions with Community 7,501
Step down training of community - Participants 154
UNICEF Emergency Relief Disposable Toilets 8 183
District Government RYK Dates (1 Kg Pack) 3,993 3,993
IOM Soaps 16,000 1,600