Emergency Responses

Emergency response includes any systematic response to an unexpected or dangerous occurrence. The goal of an emergency response procedure is to mitigate the impact of the event on people and the environment.

Emergency response 2022 Floods

Project Title: Education Cannot Wait (ECW) - ACTED Project

Donor: UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)

Location: Districts of DI Khan, Nowshehra, and Swat, Pakistan

Sector: Education

Project Summary:

The Education Cannot Wait (ECW) project, is funded by UNICEFbeing implemented in collaboration with ACTED. The project focuses on improving the educational activities for children who have been unable to continue their schooling due to partial or complete damage to their schools in the targeted districts after the floods in 2022. The project aimed to identify the dropout children in flood-affected communities and mobilize their parents for re-enrollment in schools and temporary learning centers (TLCs). The project provided quality education and to mainstream the children from TLCs into formal schools. The project ensures the retention of enrolled children in schools and TLCs by providing them with the necessary teaching and learning resources, capacitated teachers, and psychosocial support. The projct has reached 12,000 children, with 920 in TLCs and 11,080 enrolled in formal schools. The services provided include the provision of resources, psychosocial support, and training for teachers in 67 formal public schools and 13 temporary learning centers in the targeted districts.

Project Title: Integrated COVID-19 Humanitarian Assistance to Afghan Refugees in KP and Balochistan (ICHA)

Donor: Concern Worldwide

Locations: Peshawar, Nowshera, Quetta, Pishin, QillahSaifullah

Sector: Humanitarian Assistance and Crisis Response

Project Summary:

The Integrated COVID-19 Humanitarian Assistance (ICHA) project, implemented by Initiative for Development and Empowerment Axis (IDEA) in collaboration with Concern Worldwide, aims to provide comprehensive support to Afghan refugees and host communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan, Pakistan. The project commenced in the first year (2021-2022) in Peshawar and Nowshera, expanding its operations to Quetta, Pishin, and QillahSaifullah in the second year (2022-2023).Aligned with key strategies and plans of UNHCR and UNOCHA, the project's theory of change is rooted in the belief that equitable access to quality health, livelihood, and education options, combined with encouragement to utilize these options, will enhance the resilience and meet the basic needs of vulnerable Afghan refugees and host communities. IDEA is improving 25 health facilities and 100 schools with Public Health Measures (PHM), Infection Prevention & Control (IPC), and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) infrastructure in 5 districts, namely Peshawar, Nowshera, Quetta, QillahSaifullah, and Pishin. IDEA is providing humanitarian and sustainable market-oriented livelihood support to improve the economic well-being of approximately 2,980 beneficiaries, with a focus on women (90% of the beneficiaries). IDEA is striving for increase in enrollment and completion rates of 3,000 Afghan refugee and host community girls in public primary schools through collaborations with the Elementary and Secondary Education Department (E&SED), Commissionerate Afghan Refugees (CAR), and UNHCR, while ensuring a sense of safety and well-being among them. The project's activities primarily target Afghan refugee camps and villages in KP and Balochistan, reaching approximately 131,035 direct project participants and indirectly benefiting 261,390 individuals. Transparent selection criteria have been developed for each sector's interventions to maximize impact.Under the livelihood’s component, IDEA provides cash transfers and livelihood skills training to women-headed households and vulnerable individuals, prioritizing those who lost their livelihoods due to COVID-19, people with disabilities, older adults, chronically ill individuals, and ethnic minorities.For the health component, the project focuses on improving primary and secondary health facilities accessible to Afghan refugees and host communities. Capacity building activities are conducted for health facility staff, including doctors, nurses, dispensers, in-charge health facility personnel, and vaccinators, with integrated WASH interventions provided.In the education sector, the project targets government girls' primary schools, enhancing inclusive education through capacity building for teachers, provision of learning and teaching materials, and enrollment campaigns to promote girls' education.

Project Title: Integrated Multi-Sectoral Flood Relief and Early Recovery in Sindh and Baluchistan

Donor: European Commission for Humanitarian Aid

Consortium Partners: ACTED and WHH (Welthungerhilfe)

Project Duration: March 2023 to January 2024

Project Location: District Naseerabad, Tehsil Dera Murad Jamali, including UCs QubaShair Khan Sharki, QubaShair Khan Gharbi, BagaBeron, and Bedar.

Sector: Disaster Relief and Early Recovery

Project Summary:

The Integrated Multi-Sectoral Flood Relief and Early Recovery project, funded by the European Commission for Humanitarian Aid, aims to support the marginalized community of District Naseerabad, which has been affected by a recent flood reported on September 26, 2023. This project is a joint consortium effort involving IDEA, ACTED, and WHH as partners. The main objectives of the project are to address the immediate needs of the affected population and enable their early recovery. Specifically, IDEA is primarily involved in two key result areas: Result 1 focuses on the distribution of fodder (Vanda), as well as vaccination and deworming for seriously affected animals due to a lack of necessary nutrients and post-flood vaccination. Result 5 involves the distribution of multi-purpose cash grants to the affected community to meet their basic needs and facilitate their recovery. Through this project, the consortium aims to provide timely assistance and support to the flood-affected communities in District Naseerabad, enabling their recovery and resilience-building. The project focuses on addressing the immediate needs of the community, particularly in terms of livestock support, cash grants, and fodder distribution. 1500 out of the targeted 2196 beneficiaries have been validated and verified for cash disbursement. Baseline data collection has been completed for 2500 beneficiaries in 45 villages across UC QubaShair Khan Sharki, QubaShair Khan Gharbi, and BagaBeron. Approval has been received for the distribution of 384 cash grants in July 2023.

Project Title: Enhancing the Ability of Older People, Including Those with Disabilities, to Recover from the 2022 Floods in Pakistan

Donor:HelpAge International

Location: Flood-affected areas in Pakistan

Sector: Disaster Recovery and Rehabilitation, Livelihoods, Health, Climate Change Adaptation, Inclusion

Project Summary:

The "Enhancing the Ability of Older People, Including Those with Disabilities, to Recover from the 2022 Floods in Pakistan" project, funded by HelpAge International, aims to contribute to the recovery and rehabilitation of flood-affected households, with a particular focus on older people and people with disabilities. Pakistan is highly vulnerable to climate change, experiencing frequent and intense hydro-meteorological disasters, such as floods and earthquakes.

Project Title: Strengthening Resilience Against Rising Food Prices in Pakistan (SEWOH PAK 1128)

Donor: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Location: Peshawar, Khyber, and Nowshera, Pakistan

Sector: Food and Nutrition Security

Project Summary:

The Strengthening Resilience Against Rising Food Prices in Pakistan (SEWOH PAK 1128) project, funded by BMZ, aims to reduce the negative impacts of increased inflation on the target population. The project operates in Peshawar, Khyber, and Nowshera and focuses on improving the Food Consumption Score and Coping Strategy Score of the affected population.The project's main objectives are to enhance food and nutrition security through cash transfers and food aid, raise awareness on nutrition, and provide improved drinking water supply. Additionally, support is provided to smallholder households in preparing for the upcoming season and engaging in improved agricultural activitiesMajor project activities include cash and food assistance, distribution of agricultural inputs to smallholder farmers, and the rehabilitation of water supply schemes. By addressing the challenges posed by rising food prices, SEWOH PAK 1128 aims to build the resilience of the target population, improve food and nutrition security, and contribute to gender equality in the project area.

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