Thematic Area:

Humanitarian Response

  Project Period:

December, 2010-February, 2011

  Donor Agency:

Concern Worldwide/USAID

  Project Locations:

Distt. Shangla, KP

Project Description:

According to UN the recent floods in Pakistan have caused a severe damage and the catastrophe has proved to be massive than Tsunami. These torrential rains and flash floods have affected around a million people in parts of southwest and North-western Pakistan. Flood started on 28th July 2010 in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and later on 18 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 9 district of Punjab, 5 districts of Sindh, 7 districts of Baluchistan and 5 districts of AJK were involved. Pakistan has suffered the worst floods for 80 years and at least 2200 people have been died with 22 million others affected. The crisis is expected to worsen with the forecast of more heavy rains.

In Shangla, flash floods have caused havoc where the death toll has exceeded 160 and about 50 are reported injured. 3700 houses including hospitals, schools and offices have been destroyed by the flood. The road infrastructure is badly damaged and 150 contact bridges have collapsed creating serious difficulties in transportation across and within the district. Damage has been caused to irrigation channels and small hydro electric generators, which are privately run by the community. Huge damage has also been caused to the crops and farming fields.

In the history of disasters, human and natural calamities Cash for work (CFW) and Cash Grants programs have a key role in the restoration of infrastructure and support for their livelihood improvement have been used in a variety of disaster in emergency situations. In flood of July 2010, CFW and Cash grants were imperative component and basic response to its which destroyed the infrastructural setup of Pakistan particularly of Khyber Pukhtoonkhawa. LASOONA-Rapid CFW and CG program was started to reduce the problems of flood affected communities of District Shangla, particularly in UC Kuz kana and Damorai which are the most affected in this District and support for their livelihood restoration.

Project Components:   1. Cash Grants 2. Cash for Work

Project Achievements:

·         Total of 20 (10 men and 10 women) village level committees were formed during the project period.

·         Total 375 male and 125 Female beneficiaries were selected as CFW beneficiaries.

·         34 foot tracks were restored in targeted union councils.

·         06 Irrigation channels were reconstructed in targeted union councils.

·         03 Suspension bridges were reconstructed in targeted union councils.

·         05 drains were cleaned in both union councils.

·         02 hydle powers were restored in both union councils. 

·         Total 250 male and 250 Female beneficiaries were selected as Cash Grants beneficiaries.

·         Total 500 Cash Grants were distributed among 500 selected beneficiaries.