Our Response to Floods
AWARD team is very well trained in emergencies and has been a part of several trainings related to emergency situations conducted by national and international training institutes. The trainings are as follows:
Training on “Disaster Risk Reduction” (DRR) by RedR UK (Islamabad, Pakistan).
Training on “HAP standards” by SPO (Hyderabad, Pakistan)
Training on “Child Protection in Emergency” by Save the Children UK (Bangkok, Thailand).
AWARD has initiated its ground work in Taunsa Shareef (Disrict Dera Ghazi Khan) and will be helping 300 families by providing them food and non food items for minimum 15 days. Keep checking to know more about our response.
During the Floods ,so far AWARD Pakistan has supported more than 1800 families (10,800 individuals) beneficiaries through its number of programs and interventions in 2 districts of Punjab and Sindh.The support was given through following
-500 families were supported with Multipurpose Cash of PKR 50,000/- (USD 210) each
-1020 families were supported with Food Items (enough for 15 days).
-180 families were supported with Non-food items to protect them from winters.
-20 families were supported with Multipurpose cash of PKR 20,000/- (USD 80) each
AWARD is also initiating a rehabilitation program for the flood affected communities in District Dadu and Khairpur with the support of its partners. The rehabilitation includes
-Housing for families.
-Community Toilets and House Toilets.
-Expanding the skill and entrepreneurship to support the women of 6 affected villages.
-Improving resilience through Disaster Risk Reduction Training Program in 6 rural areas.
In Flood 2010, AWARD again worked for the flood affected people and distributed Food and Non Food Items to 10,051 people of District Faisalabad and Muzzafargarh (Punjab) and Mansehra (KPK) in a well-planned and systematic way. After the flood AWARD initiated 3 RE-habilitation programs, one in District Mansehra and 2 in District Muzzafargarh. The details are:
In Mansehra, a 3 year project (2011-2013) was implemented with the title “Poverty Alleviation Program for the Flood Affected Women of KPK. The direct beneficiaries were 960 young girls and women in 16 flood affected areas. The interventions of the project were: 16 Vocational trainings centers (one in each area), income generation skills, monthly educational sessions on women rights and women related issues and marketing skills for the trained vocational centers girls and skilled women of AWARD women groups of each project area. The project also underwent a successful Third Party Evaluation.
In Tehsil Kot Addu of District Muzzafargarh, 18 months project was implemented with 200 women as a Re-habilitation initiative in 8 project areas. The interventions were: Distribution of 400 goats (2 goats per beneficiary), saving groups for beneficiaries and monthly Education Program for them on women rights and other women related issues.
In Tehsil Kot Addu of District Muzzafargarh, a 2 year Re-habilitation project was also implemented with 960 young girls and women. The interventions were 16 Vocational training centers, micro-credit to start small businesses for 160 women, trainings to women beneficiaries and Local Development Committees (LDC’s) on Women Rights, DRR, and SODIS method to purify drinking water and Reproductive health.
In Flood 2015, AWARD worked to provide relief to the flood affected people and distributed Food and Non Food Items to 500 families of District Muzaffargarh (Punjab) in a systematic manner. After the flood AWARD initiated the survey and distributed in 4 flood struck areas of District Muzaffargarh.
During Flood 2020, AWARD helped 250 flood affected victims of the riverine communities of Athara Hazari (District Jhang) and District Layyah and provided the food and non-food items. Pictures of relief activities are attached for your information.