Humanitarian Assistance for Flood Affected Communities of Kpk Province
Status: Completed Start Date: Aug 2010 End Date: Nov 2010 Geographic Coverage: District Swat, KPK Focus Area: Humanitarian Assistance (Emergency Relief) SDG Goal: – Implementing Partner: SPO & Ministry of Law Justice Human Rights (MoLJ) Funding Partner: PUnited Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
Heavy rains in year 2010 had caused the occurrence of natural disaster in Pakistan. The floods had left victim families especially amongst them women and children displaced; hungry and vulnerable. According to a country report published by UNOCHA at www.reliefweb.com the scope and scale of the crisis had exceptional, affected the lives of over 18 million people, washing away communities and livelihoods, and forcing millions to flee from their homes. Report mentioned that the crisis took the lives of a confirmed 1,980 people and left an estimated 14 million in need of humanitarian assistance.
A three-month emergency relief response was given in District Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) with the help of financial funding provided by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). The project was titled ‘Relief Operations for Flood Affected Population’.
With a goal to help flood affected population for re-settling and returning towards normal life, the scope of the project encompassed provision of shelter/non-food items (NFIs) needs of the displaced flood affected communities in District Swat.
In collaboration with UNOCHA’s provincial response efforts, SPO reached out to 1,040 flood affected families by distributing bedding kits and NFIs. Team SPO conducted beneficiary’s assessment in relief and spontaneous camps. With a view to limit effort and response duplication, the organization also conducted initial joint meetings with UN shelter cluster based KPK and local government authorities of District Swat.
For transparent and effective use of resources and project implementation, monitoring activities were carried out during relief kits distribution. In natural disasters and emergencies women and children are most affected and vulnerable. Ensuring Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response cooking utensils, blankets and bedding materials were provided to women headed households which catered the most personal human needs for shelter from the climate and for the maintenance of health, privacy and dignity.