GLIDE n° FL-2010-000141-PAK
Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 September to 30 November 2012.
Appeal target (current): CHF 92.6 Million;
Appeal coverage: 99%;
• Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 250,000 was allocated on 30 July 2010 to support the National Society’s response to the emergency.
• A preliminary emergency appeal was launched on 2 August 2010 for CHF 17,008,050 for nine months to assist 175,000 beneficiaries.
• An emergency appeal was launched on 19 August 2010 for CHF 75,852,261 for 18 months to assist 130,000 flood-affected families (910,000 beneficiaries).
• A revised emergency appeal was launched on 15 November 2010 for CHF 130,673,677 to assist 130,000 families (910,000 people) for 24 months.
• A second revision of the emergency appeal was launched on 3 August 2012 seeking CHF 92.6 million to assist 130,000 families (910,000 people) for 36 months.
The relief and early recovery phases of this emergency appeal ended by April 2011, after which the operation focused on the planning and design of the current recovery programme, using an integrated and community based approach in six flood-affected districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Punjab and Sindh provinces. A vulnerability capacity assessment (VCA) was conducted from December 2010 to January 2011 as a starting point for drafting an implementation plan for an integrated recovery programme (IRP) covering 39 villages in the six targeted districts. Interventions designed for the IRP fell under the areas of disaster management, health and care, water and sanitation (WatSan), shelter and livelihoods. This approach was a deliberate shift from short term provision of relief assistance to flood affected people towards recovery support programming with the ultimate goal of encouraging continued community resilience.
The implementation plan for the IRP was approved in April 2011 by the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), and implementation of interventions began to show substantial results in the last quarter of the same year with the establishment of village committees and beneficiary selection for shelter, livelihoods and WatSan components. Cash programming was instituted, kick-starting the shelter and livelihood interventions. The WatSan hygiene promotion and hardware components of building latrines and water supply schemes also commenced in the same period. Health interventions undertaken by the PRCS health units saw coaches trained in community-based health and first aid (CBHFA) and psychosocial support.