Flood Rehabilitation Project
The overall goal of this project is to contribute towards rehabilitating the families affected by the floods in the project area and improving their living, hygiene and safety conditions in District Sanghar, Mirpur Khas and Umerkot. Local communities hit by the floods receive help to repair their damaged houses and improve their access to drinking water, toilets and green energy for electricity.
These districts have a high level of poverty as a consequence of regular floods or droughts, besides a reduction in demand for an agricultural labor force. Most of the poor communities are living in improper, inadequate, and indecent houses. conditions.
The following community-based organizations are supporting Urban Resource Centre (URC) for the implementation partners of the project:
- Desert and Rural Development (DARD) Organization, District Sanghar
- Mehran Education Health Welfare Association (MEHWA), District Umerkot
- Roshan Samaj Development Organization (RSDO), District Mirpurkhas
These organizations have immense and rich working experience and function as community networks in their respective districts. The project will strengthen their networking as project activities include forums, meetings, and information sharing will build up their networking towards a resilient community network for advocacy and lobbying with the government to deal with issues on hand.
The project has four components:
- Drinking water support
- Construction of toilets
- Installation of solar streetlights in the villages
- Repairing of damaged houses
900 houses had been repaired. 900 community water supply tanks/pumps have been constructed. As a result, diseases spread by the flood such as dysentery, diarrhoea, typhoid etc. have been contained. 900 community toilets have been constructed. Since community members no longer have to use the open field to defecate, the safety of the previously often sexually harassed women and girls is increased and the risk to the health of community members is reduced. 900 solar streetlights have been installed. The light enables productive activities even in the evening and increases safety, especially for women and childrens.