Humanitarian assistance for disaster-prone and affected communities in Pakistan

  • Location: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan Districts: Bannu, FR Bannu and DI Khan
  • Donor/Partner: ACTED
  • PM/Focal name: Engineer Sajjad
  • Time Line: July 2015 (6 months)

A recent assessment by IDEA in 2 districts with the highest number of IDPs showed that food an d livelihood support, WASH, health services for women; and protection are key needs. IDPs in these districts were displaced due to insecurity. This project aims to respond to the immediate humanitarian needs of highly vulnerable communities in KP Province, Pakistan who have been affected by the complex emergency in KP and FATA.

AIM OF INITIATIVE

To reduce vulnerability to water borne diseases among disaster affected and prone communities in Pakistan

IMPLEMENTED ACTIVITIES

Selection of Beneficiaries for Hygiene Promotion session was done with the consultation of village committees in all the targeted villages. A total 1000HHs (6,000 Individuals) will benefit from the activity; hygiene sessions were conducted door to door for awareness. During the visit awareness sessions were conducted separate male and female, distributed IEC materials (Yearly Calendar having hygiene messages, booklets, 2 tea cups for each HH). Ten new hand pumps/Pressure Pumps have been constructed in the 6 village councils  in tehsil Domel District Bannu. Overall 160 HHs and 960 Individuals benefitted from the schemes.In addition to new schemes, ten schemes of Rehabilitation were selected in targeted area of intervention, the schemes benefited 176 HHs and 1056 Individuals. The Members of WMC (each have three members) were properly trained on the operation and Maintenance and O&M kit was given to them for keeping maintenance. In order to account the specific needs of women in our project we built 20 separate Women Committees. These Women Committees have consultation in identification and selection of water points, drainage lines and also selected beneficiaries for hygiene promotion, beneficiaries for female CFW, mazri mates making and then educating them for selling it in local markets.