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Emergency Assistance for Flood Affected Households of Sindh-Pakistan

Geographical Coverage:  District Dadu – Sindh, Pakistan Project Duration:  September 15, 2022, to February 14, 2023 Introduction/ Background of Programme: Farmers' Development Organization (FDO) in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is implementing the emergency program in District Dadu Sindh Pakistan with the financial support of USAID - Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) in response to widespread flooding with severe repercussions for human lives, food stock, infrastructure, and livelihoods. The Emergency Assistance for Flood Affected Households project is providing critical support to vulnerable households to meet their basic needs with dignity, prevent the further erosion of household assets and accelerate recovery, contributing to the further resilience of affected households and communities.  The project has 02 major purposes to achieve the goals (1) Vulnerable flood-affected households in Pakistan meet their basic needs through cash assistance; (2) Flood-affected households in Pakistan improve hygiene practices and have access to safe and dignified WASH infrastructures and services. Key Highlights of the Project are:

  • FDO has disbursed the MPCA to 4800 flood-affected HHs to support them to meet their immediate basic needs through Telenor/Easypesa.
  • 30 Water Tanks were installed for water supply through a water trucking scheme in flood-affected communities where HHs do not have access to safe drinking water.
  • A total number of 6500 WASH NFIs Kits were distributed among vulnerable beneficiaries.
  • Based on results from the WASH assessment, FDO has considered providing sanitation support to affected households whereas 1437 Emergency Pit Latrines were installed at a communal level for Vulnerable IDPs and host HHs
  • FDO has assessed the possibility of conducting low-cost activities to fix or rehabilitate 708 water supply systems and to provide cleaning and flash chlorination of existing boreholes in areas where those can be used.
  • 40 Hand Pump Repairing Toolkits for Skill Labor Persons were distributed.
  • During the emergency response, Hygiene Promotion Team & 270 Volunteers conduct the behavioral change campaign & session (540) at the village level to focus on the below practices;
  • Safe water chain management and use of water treatment products by households
  • Handwashing with soap at critical moments
  • Reduction of unsafe defecation practices, use and maintenance of latrines
  • Vector control and a safe environment