HHRD Flood Response Annual Report - August 2010-July 2011
From the Editor’s Desk
Greetings from Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD)!
In late July 2010, the unexpected heavy monsoon rains flooded one-third of Pakistan, and affected the lives of 21 million people. By the UN reports, these floods were said to be worse than the Asian tsunami, the Pakistan earthquake, and the Haiti earthquake combined.
In response, to hold the hands of flood affectees, HHRD mounted the largest Relief, Recovery and Rehabilitation Response in its history. In this regard, HHRD publishes its ‘Flood Response Annual Report’. This report illustrates the intensity of floods destruction and the committed response of HHRD. Inside this Report, you will find the glimpses of our work that benefited 2.8 million flood affectees to survive and recover, particularly you will find how our unique program “Adopt a Village/Union Council” has turned a ‘Devastated Village/ union council’ into a ‘Model Village/union council’.
From the day HHRD became functional in Pakistan in response of the devastating earthquake of 2005, it has worked continuously to ease the sufferings and miseries of disaster affectees across all over Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Since then the relief and development work has not been ceased. Our long-term Presence in earthquake affected areas made it possible to respond quickly and efficiently when the country faced challenge of worst ever flooding. Through its integrated projects and program, HHRD helped over 2.8 flood affectees. Finally, on behalf of the people we serve, I thank everyone who made this help possible.