Update July 28, 2010 Strengthening Participatory Organizations (SPO) is playing leading role in coordination among the all humanitarian actors including PDMA in Quetta. As it was decided in first meeting, CRS, PEACE Balochistan and IDSP will share the collected data of damages while SPO will share with all humanitarian actors.
It was decided yesterday in meeting with PDMA in presence of other Humanitarian actors that SPO will compile the assessment data of all organization to chalk out effective strategy.
SPO team complied data and presented in meeting today to PDMA in presence of all humanitarian actors which was highly appreciated by PDAM and other line departments. The representatives of PDMA valued leading role of SPO and all humanitarian actors in crisis from coordination to relief work to advocating miseries of affectees at different level. PDMA assured to share the findings with NDMA to take concrete step to address the miseries of affected communities.
The complied assessment report is based on data which is contributed by IDSP, CRS, Peace, District revenue department and SPO.
Complied Assessment Report: An initial assessment into the needs of flood affected people of Balochistan was carried out by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), IDSP and PEACE Balochistan. The objective of the assessment was to get more clarity on the actual situation of flood affectees of district Nasirabad, Sibi, Kohlu and Barkhan, their basic needs and their preferred durable solutions.
CRS has carried out initial assessment in district Kohlu and Barkhan through its partners (WESS, SEHAR, IDO and CDS). The assessment of the affected areas has been conducted with consultation and support of government authorities and NGOs. They collected information through 38 Focus group discussions, 38 key informant interviews, district administrations and direct observations. Key findings are that 2346 household affected from 22 villages of district Barkhan and 6550 household affected from 16 villages of district Kohlu.
IDSP conducted assessment in district Sibi through its staff and partners. Focus group discussions, key informant interviews and direct observations method used in collection of information of affected population.
PEACE Balochistan carried out the assessment through community based organizations in district Nasirabad and Bolan. Focus group discussions, key informant interviews and direct observations method used in collection of affected people.
SPO also received information through different local organizations and also included in this report. It was observed during the assessment that affected people did not get proper assistance from any governmental and non governmental organizations. The total affected population is estimated about 100,000 whose dire needs are shelter, food, safe drinking water and non food items. It was also observed eighty percent population livelihood based on agriculture but it is almost destroyed all affected areas.