Status: Completed Start Date: Oct 2010 End Date: Mar 2011 Geographic Coverage: District Nowshera, and Charsadda, KPK Focus Area: Humanitarian Assistance SDG Goal: – Implementing Partner: SPO and HOPE’87 Funding Partner: Australian Development Agency
Country-‐wide torrential rains, which began late July 2010, had caused unprecedented flooding throughout Pakistan. Since July 2010, Pakistan has been affected by some of the worst floods it has experienced in decades, with more than 20 million people affected all across Pakistan.
According to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) one of the worst affected areas in Pakistan is the province of KPK, which has alone recorded 1,036 deaths. Within the province, District Nowshera and Charsadda were some of the worst affected districts.
The river banks have been swept away and the floods did extensive damage to agricultural equipment and infrastructure, such as generators, water mills, field retention walls and irrigation systems. As water recedes, the need for recovery measures had also emerged.
The overall project goal was to improve the humanitarian situation of floods affected population by providing humanitarian assistance and protection in Pakistan. The project objective was to help the vulnerable population affected by the flood in Pakistan to have an increased access to and make use of rehabilitated drinking water facilities and follow improved hygiene practices to sustain and safeguard their lives and health.
Through this short-term project SPO and HOPE’87 reached out to flood affected communities of KPK. These well-coordinated efforts resulted in;
Availability of safe drinking water. At least 50 water sources were cleaned / restored and working and 2,750 families (20,075 individuals) received and used water storage kits.
Shared / Community and private sanitation facilities rehabilitated and used. 200 latrines are rehabilitated thereby Approximately 4,000 individuals have access to and use sanitation facilities.
Hygiene practices are improved. 2,750 hygiene / household kits were distributed and used by 20,075 individuals.
Drainage / Sanitation water channels were restored. About 4,000 meters of drainage channels were also restored through engaging 675 households that received cash for work for cleaning works.
The partnership started with the jointly implemented humanitarian aid shelter support project for the victims of Baluchistan floods in 2007. Both SPO and HOPE’87 implemented the ECHO financed WASH project in district Charsadda as well as health sector and nutrition sector emergency aid projects in Southern Punjab. This intervention strengthened the partnership of both the organizations and the response in KPK was quick and well organized one.