The UK Government today announced it will help more than half-a-million people in Pakistan recovering from last year’s floods by building flood-resistant homes, restoring vital irrigation and drainage systems, creating jobs, replacing animals and fodder, as well as providing seeds, tool, and fertilisers ahead of the upcoming planting season.
This latest allocation of UK aid will among other things:
Build 5,000 flood resistant one room brick homes in Sindh, benefitting some 35,000 people;
Provide cereal seeds and tools to hundreds of thousands of people in time for the Kharif planting season;
Provide kitchen gardens with vegetable seeds and tools to more than 50,000 people in Punjab and Sindh, so they can grow food for their family;
Benefit tens of thousands of households and farms by the restoration of irrigation and drainage systems so they can start planting for the main Kharif season;
Pay tens of thousands of men and women cash for working to help rebuild infrastructure;
Give 12 chickens, two goats or fodder to each of 12,110 households;
Provide 7,530 flood resistant seed storage containers, to prevent loss of vital food stores in future flooding;
Restore 10 acres of fish ponds so people can catch their own food.