Pakistan Flood Relief and Rehabilitation 2010
Initiation: Aug 3rd, 2010
Completion: Feb 28th, 2011
Number of Beneficiaries: 53,000 patient contacts; 10,000 humanitarian beneficiaries Partners: Comprehensive Disaster Response Services(CDRS), UM Healthcare Trust, Real Medicine Foundation, Global Giving Foundation & International Development & Relief Foundation(IDRF)
Context: In -late July of 2010, Pakistan was hit by the worst natural disaster in modern history ever to impact any country – massive flooding left one-fifth of the land area submerged, took 2,000 lives, and displaced 20 million people. Of them, 8 million were left permanently homeless. SHINE Humanity partnered with Comprehensive Disaster Response Services (CDRS) to launch its flood relief mission in August 2010. Over a six month Emergency Response Phase, the mission provided emergency medical services and humanitarian relief to those affected by the massive flooding. Our teams served the most hard to reach communities in Bagh Dheri (Swat), Dhasu (Gilgit-Kohistan), Khairpur, Shikarpur and Hyderabad (Sindh) and Jaffarabad, Sibi and Nasserabad (Balochistan).
Activities: Our activities included provision of food and non-food items, mobile medical services, supporting over 500 medical and non-medical volunteers, establishing a Mother-Child Health Center in Charsadda, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, as well as a pediatric unit at Shikarpur, Sindh. We also assisted communities with a number of agriculture and livelihood initiatives.
Accomplishments: SHINE Humanity’s flood relief mission delivered care to over 50,000 patients, of which 80 per cent were women and children under the age of 14 years. The agency packaged and delivered food aid to over 350 families, while assisting thousands more with water and non-food items. Through the livelihood support scheme, hundreds of families could gain access to lift pumps and flour mills. These assisted small-scale farmers with reestablishing small-scale farming which was the main source of income and food in the region.