Heavy Rains and Flood Situational Update: Fifth Report

 Background Heavy monsoon rains have triggered flash floods across Pakistan, claiming the lives of at least 110 people and displacing hundreds since 1 Aug 2013. The rains have also ravaged thousands of acres of standing crops and caused colossal damage to houses and infrastructure in Pakistan. Metrological Department of Pakistan has predicted widespread rains in…

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Prevention & Mitigation

Prevention & Mitigation

Disasters have been the bane of humanity during different ages. Though dissimilar in nature, locale, intensity, duration and effects, they share an attribute: negative fallouts. The aftermaths invariably sport indelible marks in form of human fatalities, property losses, environmental degradation and, above all, painful memories. Prevention & Mitigation aims to contribution to the main Disaster…

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Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)

Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)

Keeping in view the vulnerability of the disaster prone communities Caritas Pakistan has planned to implement Community Based Disaster Risk Management project to enhance and improve the community based resilience of the communities with the active participation of key stakeholders including DDMA, PDMA, NDMA, district government, community and high risk populations. Through Community Based Disaster…

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Community Based Disaster Prepardness Programme

Community Based Disaster Prepardness Programme

The CBDP project was implemented with broad methodologies to develop and enhance the skills of Diocesan staff and further the skills and knowledge were transferred to the communities and volunteers through seminars, workshops, and mock drills at the grassroots level. The participants of the project transferred the knowledge and skills to wider group in their…

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WASH

Water and sanitation are directly and dominantly related to the healthy existence of the human beings and absence or scarcity of both makes the human life prone to health hazards, consequently the magnitude of problems, especially for the underprivileged communities increase leaving them in dire need of remedies through internal and external efforts. Due to…

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Pakistan Floods 2011 Response (EA 23/2011)

Pakistan Floods 2011 Response (EA 23/2011)

The 2011 Sindh floods began during the Pakistan monsoon season in Mid August 2011, resulted from heavy monsoon rains in Sindh, eastern Baluchistan and southern Punjab. The floods caused considerable damage: an estimated 434 civilians killed, with 5.3 million people and 1,524,773 homes affected. Atleast 1.7 million acres of arable land was inundated as a…

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Peace Poster Competitions in Schools

Different schools have been selected in the three dioceses to carry out the peace activities involving the children. In this regard an example is shared that a Peace poster competition was held regarding Christmas celebration. Following are some of the pictorial highlights of various poster competitions organized in all the three diocesan units of Caritas…

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Rehabilitation Phase of Floods 2010 (EA 11/2011)

Rehabilitation Phase of Floods 2010 (EA 11/2011)

(EA 11/2011) On July 26th 2010, the worst ever flood in Pakistan’s history began due to heavy monsoon in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Balochastan provinces, resulting in massive damages, loss of life & livelihood and displacement of affected populations. The official deaths were around 2,000 but the exact number was not determined by the…

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Shelter for Flood Effected

Shelter for Flood Effected

Shelter The flood affected communities in all four provinces were unable to construct their houses after the flood. Caritas Pakistan worked on livelihood restoration, health, WASH, psychosocial support and shelter. Shelter was the major intervention in rehabilitation phase to restore the lives of affected communities and to provide them a chance to live with dignity….

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