Multi-Sectors Rapid Assessment & Appeal - District Shikarpur

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Flood Background

While different public and social sector organizations were busy in early recovery activities after the shocking 2010 floods which are still fresh in mind of affected communities, a new flood has hit the province of Sindh and made more damages than the 2010 floods. Year 2011 monsoon rains during August 2011 caused havoc and created a flood like circumstances in different districts of Sindh. But now in 2012 Monsoon rain Brocken previous 100 years records rainfall in upper Sindh Rainfall recorded 2nd week of Sep-2012 as this Jacobabad Above 400 mm, Shikarpur 380 mm, Sukkur 170 mm, Rohri 158 mm and so on, A large number of people, including women and children, have been displaced who have taken shelter on road side, canal embankments and other nearby government buildings. Some people have lost their lives, thousands have become homeless, livestock died, and standing crops have perished. Communication system in the affected areas has also been severely disturbed resulting in further miseries. Some of the mobile networks are not working or reception is very poor, similarly internet services are also often not available.

The recent flood severely hit district Jacobabad, Kandhkot, Thul, Shahdadkot, Shikarpur , Sukkur, Rohri. To date, the Government of Pakistan reports and reporting damages of current situation.

Development Institutions Network (DIN) and Support to Deprived Peoples – SDP took the responsibility for rapid assessment of flood affected district Shikarpur to start relief activities, community activists to facilitate information collection providing an overview of the scale of the disaster in the district. It is observed that 4 Talukas Shikarpur affected from the recent rain-flood a total of about 60% populations are affected in 50 union councils. 19% houses have been fully damaged and 27% Houses partially damaged in the district. The findings are based on the field observations and meetings with the affected communities attributing percentage to the affected population against total population of the surveyed UCs. During assessment of rain-flood affected areas mostly IDPs lives their life in Open sky and also they are living on the roads , their children, women & elder people are argued for their support in this worst situation.