Food Assistance For Flood Affected Communities In Punjab
Status: Completed Start Date: Sep 2010 End Date: Dec 2010 Geographic Coverage: District Layyah Mianwali, Punjab Focus Area: Humanitarian Assistance (Emergency Relief) SDG Goal: – Implementing Partner: SPO Funding Partner: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
With an overarching goal to save lives and improve essential nutritional and health status of women, children and other vulnerable individuals through emergency food intervention in districts Layyah and Mianwali, Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) with the financial aid of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) gave emergency response in 2010.
Monsoon rains that year had caused wide scale natural disaster, thus affecting lives of over 18 million people in Pakistan, washing away communities and livelihoods, and forcing millions to flee from their homes.
A two-month emergency relief response was given in District Layyah and Mianwali of Punjab province, where in collaboration with local authorities and support of SPO’s volunteer network total 35,040 individuals (out of which 26520 were women and children) were reached out.
Providing one-month food packages to 4,800 flood affected families of Punjab, SPO ensured for transparent and effective use of resources and project implementation. Ensuring Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response, the food packages were prepared after consulting locals. The basic food packages catered to the elementary nutritional needs of the targeted pollution through its emergency relief food packages.
The local government authorities and other camp coordination officers provided huge support to SPO and its network of volunteers. The havocs such as floods had left the victims in need of humanitarian assistance, in which SPO played its role to reduce the post-disaster crisis through this period intervention.