HANDS Emergency Response for flood affected people of Punjab – 15th September 2014

HANDS Update from District Muzzafar Garh, Sialkot, Mandi Bahauddin,

Hafizabad, Chiniot and Jhang.

HANDS Pakistan:

HANDS was founded by Prof.A.G.Billoo (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) in 1979. HANDS has evolved in 34 years as one of the largest Non-Profit Organization of the country with integrated development model. HANDS has a network of 30 offices across the country and has access to more than 16.2 million population nearly 20,274 villages/ settlement in 34 districts of Pakistan. HANDS strength is 18 volunteers Board Members, more than 1502 full time staff and nearly one million community based volunteers of 5205 medium and small size organizations.

HANDS has a vast experience to deal with Emergencies during the recent disasters in the country.        

  1. IDPs of North Waziristan Agency 2014: Emergency Response was initiated within 36 hours to provide assistance to IDPsand Services are still continuing at Bannu, KP.
  2. Drought in Tharparkar in March 2014: Emergency Response was initiated within 5 hours and Relief package was provided to 6,000 families in 2 months.
  3. Earthquake in Awaran Balochistan in October 2013: Emergency response was initiated within 8 hours & comprehensive relief package was provided in hard conditions and conflicted areas within two months to 10,000 families.
  4. Rain Emergency 2012 in Northern Sindh, South Punjab & Balochistan:Emergency response was initiated within 6 hours. Distribution of emergency relief package was provided to 27000 families within 2 months
  5. Rain Emergency 2011 in Southern Districts of Sindh: Emergency response was initiated within 8 hours in 8 districts. 29000 families were reached within 2 moths
  6. Flood Emergency 2010: Emergency response was initiated within 4 hours in northern Sindh & 36,000 families were reached within 1 month.

 Flood Updated situation in Punjab and Sindh.                                                     The heavy water flow moving towards Guddu  after passing through Panjnanad (Rojhan) Rajanpur, Flood waters are rising in Sindh at Guddu barrage in Kashmore district. The current water flow is indicative of high floods and is expected to peak sometimes tonight. According to Pakistan Meteorology Department the expected flow of water would be between 400,0000 -500,000 cusecs. This water will start reaching Sukkur barrage in next 24-36 hours. PDMA Sindh have issued flood alerts  on Sep 6th, 9th and 12th, 2014, to district administration in the six northern riverine district to evacuate people living in Katcha areas [Riverbed]. These districts include, Kashmore, Ghotki, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Khairpur and Larkana.

As per media reports and district flood control centers and HANDS assessment the evacuation is now complete. People moving out of katcha areas have taken shelter on the river embankments. According to district flood control centers people are reluctant to settle in tent cities, because they want to stay near their homes and return as soon as the water recedes.

HANDS Assessment:

HANDS Pakistan started Initial assessment to rescue the people who had not access to reach on safe places, teams contacted to District Government for the rescue activities and they supported us by providing authentic information regarding stucked people in flood on different places.

Recommendation for immediate early response:

  • Provision of Food Items and Non Food Items except tents
  • Medical health teams are required along with medicines for skin diseases, wounds, acute respiratory infections especially for children, malaria etc.
  • For clean draining water Aqua tabs are required.
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A view of planning meeting

 MIRA Assessment in flood affected districts of Punjab: 

In order to assess the damages in the most affected districts NDMA in collaboration with UNOCHA has already initiated work on Multi Sector Initial Rapid Assessment. The assessment would be carried out in most affected districts that includes Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Chiniot, Jhang and Multan as identified by the PDMA Punjab. In this regard, a coordination meeting was also held today to devise final coordination mechanism and identify field coordinators to move in the identified affected districts for active management and timely completion of the task. NDMA would coordinate and facilitate UN system/NGOs in carrying out this assessment. HANDS Pakistan is alsothe part of MIRA assessment in all mentioned districts of Punjab

HANDS Emergency Response for flood affected families of Muzzafar Garh, Chiniot, Rajanpur  and Jhang.

HANDS Pakistan has started its Emergency Response for affected families of Punjab flood affected families initially its own resources.

Coordination Meeting with Different Government Officials:

Coordination Meetings were conducted with the different Government Officials like PDMA, DDMAs, line departments, Emergency Coordinators, district clusters, Media representatives and UNOCHA.

Evacuation of Affected People:

HANDS Pakistan initiated emergency response in flood and they started evacuation affected families and more than 700 families were shifted to safe places in District Muzzafar Garh.

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HANDS initiated emergency response in flood

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Food Distribution in flood affected districts of Punjab:

HANDS Pakistan observed that there is need of Food in the affected areas of Punjab also started the food distribution from 14th September 2014 in 03 villages of Bhawana and Lallian Tehsils of district Chiniot with the facilitation of Ujala Welfare Trust.

Food distribution among flood effected people of Punjab

Food distribution among flood effected people of Punjab

Mobile Medical Services in flood affected districts of Punjab :

HANDS initiated health services through conduction of Mobile Medical Camps with support of District Government Chiniot, Sialkot, Jhang and Rajanpur. HANDS Medical teams have started the medical services from 12th September in Tehsil Bhawana & Lallian of Chiniot district and Tehsil Sambrial of Sialkot district with the facilitation of Ujala Welfare Trust and Young Blood Foundation. 863 Patients have been treated by HANDS Medical team and 499 patients out of them were female.HANDS teams have planned health education sessions on Health & Hygiene in the IDP camps at and different places in different UCs of District Chiniot, Sialkot, Jhang and Rajanpur.

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Installation of  Emergency latrines in relief camp established by district Government Kashmore @ Kandhkot:

HANDS Pakistan received request letter by district government Kashmore regarding the HANDS technical support in installation of tent city (relief camp) , provision of emergency latrines in relief camp  as well as support in evacuation .On the bases of request by  district government HANDS Pakistan , provided boats, HANDS Mazda for safely evacuation of flood affected families and provided 20 emergency latrines and  installed at relief camp.

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Chief Executive HANDS Pakistan Visited flood affected districts of Punjab :

The chief Executive HANDS Pakistan Dr Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed visited flood affected districts of  Punjab and monitored ongoing relief operations by HANDS and conducted, during visit he conducted meetings with Government authorities, media representatives, community activist and HANDS teams.

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HANDS Pakistan contacts information:

Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed, Chief Executive ‐ HANDS Pakistan

140‐C, Block‐2, PECHS, Karachi, Ph: 021‐34527698, Cell# 03008200507

Email: tanveer.ahmed@hands.org.pk , Website: www.hands.org.pk

Donations: HANDS Account No.003800613865-03 (Habib Bank Limited)

HANDS Zakat Account No. 003800705395-03 (Habib Bank Limited)

 

Dr. Muhammad Sarwat Mirza – Chief Research & Development Executive, HANDS Pakistan

HANDS Islamabad Office, Office 1, Block-5, Saidpur Market, Sector G-7/1, Islamabad

Ph: 051-2606482; Fax: 051-2606483, Cell# 0300-8297503

Email: sarwat.mirza@hands.org.pk, Website: www.hands.org.pk

 

Muhammad Raheem Marri, General Manager ‐ Disaster Management Program HANDS

140‐C, Block‐2, PECHS, Karachi, Ph: 021‐34527698, Cell# 0346‐8209561

Email: raheem.marri@hands.org.pk , Website: www.hands.org.pk

HANDS Situation Update on Punjab Rain/ Flood

Introduction of HANDS Pakistan:    

HANDS was founded by Prof.A.G.Billoo (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) in 1979. HANDS has evolved in 34 years as one of the largest Non-Profit Organization of the country with integrated development model. HANDS has a network of 30 offices across the country and has access to more than 16.2 million population nearly 20,274 villages/ settlement in 34 districts of Pakistan. HANDS strength is 18 volunteers Board Members, more than 1502 full time staff and nearly one million community based volunteers of 5205 medium and small size organizations.

HANDS has a vast experience to deal with Emergencies during the recent disasaters in the cuntry.

  1. IDPs of North Waziristan Agency 2014: Emergency Response was initiated within 36 hours to provide assistance to IDPs and Services are still continuing at Bannu, KP.
  2. Drought in Tharparkar in March 2014: Emergency Response was initiated within 5 hours and Relief package was provided to 6,000 families in 2 months.   
  3. Earthquake in Awaran Balochistan in October 2013: Emergency response was initiated within 8 hours & comprehensive relief package was provided in hard conditions and conflicted areas within two months to 10,000 families.
  4. Rain Emergency 2012 in Northern Sindh, South Punjab & Balochistan: Emergency response was initiated within 6 hours. Distribution of emergency relief package was provided to 27000 families within 2 months
  5. Rain Emergency 2011 in Southern Districts of Sindh: Emergency response was initiated within 8 hours in 8 districts. 29000 families were reached within 2 moths
  6. Flood Emergency 2010: Emergency response was initiated within 4 hours in northern Sindh & 36,000 families were reached within 1 month.

 Situation Update of Punjab as of September 10, 2014

Heavy Rains in upper Punjab, Kashmir and Indian Occupied Kashmir has triggered floods in the rivers Chenab, Jhelum, Ravi and Sutlej. The affected districts so far are Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Gujramwala, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Chiniot and Jhang. Moreover, India has reportedly released 818,000 cusec of water in Chenab which generated exceptionally high flood in River Chenab that had passed through Head Maralla and Head Khanki and expected to reach south Punjab at Head Trimmu and Head Punjnad) in coming days, and enter in Sindh later in the week. Flood warnings have been issued by Multan, Muzaffargarh, Lodhran, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur district administrations and various camps have been established by district administrations at various high risk points in these districts along the rivers Chenab and Sutlej banks. Population living in low lying and river belts have been evacuated to avoid losses.

Latest updates reported that more than 0.5 million people have been affected and over more than 700 villages are inundated by these heavy rains and flood in upper and central Punjab. These heavy rains and floods have reportedly resulted at least 193 deaths and 364 injuries/ accidents are reported in affected districts of Punjab so far. The deaths are predominantly due to roof collapses, electrocution accidents. The death toll is likely to rise as reports were coming in of floodwaters sweeping through villages in rural areas Reports indicate widespread destruction of the critical infrastructure, habitats and livelihoods.

The population from most of the affected village was evacuated to safe places still there are people who are trapped in the waters. Flood relief camps are established for affected and displaced population by district administration and Department of Health.

According to latest hydrological conditions of River Indus at Guddu is likely to attain High to Very High Flood Level from 13 Sept. to 14 Sept. 2014. Sukkur: According to latest hydrological conditions of River Indus at Sukkur is likely to attain High to Very High Flood Level from 14 Sept. to 15 Sept 2014.  NDMA/ PDMA has informed to all concerned authorities to take all necessary measures to avoid any loss of life and property.

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HANDS Preparation:

Chief Executive HANDS has declared Emergency within the Organization and all HANDS Professional staff of Pakistan is ready to provide assistance in any emergency situation. HANDS Pakistan  Emergency response Centre/  Operational Room has been made functional to coordinate with Government / NDMA and at Provincial level PDMAs and with all HANDS Provincial and District offices and disaster management centers .  In emergency situation all the emergency response will be initiated from HANDS Disaster Risk Management Centre for Northern Districts, which is fully equipped with Emergency Stock, Vehicles, Boats , De watering machines and Ambulance Services. HANDS Early warning Centre is disseminating Early Warning messages regularly to Community Based organizations as they can be prepare to meet with any disaster.

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HANDS Response and Assessment Updates as of September 2014

National Response Center:

To respond to the situation, NRC established at HANDS Head office, took lead to coordinate with the Islamabad, Lahore,  Rajanpur, and Sukkur offices to monitor the situation. So far HANDS teams  have done the following:

  • At National Level, the Operational Room has been made functional to coordinate with Provincial, (Regional) District offices, PDMAs and DDMAs, Provincial and district lines departments, and other local Partners. While logistics and other necessary arrangements are being harmonized.

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  • Three Rapid Assessment Teams had visited three affected districts in upper Punjab and completed the assessment of Sialkot, Mandi Bahauddin and Chiniot districts.
  • According to HANDS team assessment in three districts including Sialkot, Mandi Bahauddin, and Chiniot, affected union councils are 76, total 802 villages and 135000 families are affected. It is estimated that more than 50% houses have been damaged in the affected locations either partially or fully damaged. A significant number of livestock perished and over a large area the crops have been damaged.

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HANDS team come up with the following recommendations:

For immediate relief phase:

  • Provision of Food Items and Non Food Items except tents
  • Medical health teams are required along with medicines for skin diseases, wounds, acute respiratory infections especially for children, malaria etc.
  • For clean draining water Aqua tabs are required.

Early recovery phase

Early recovery phase in most of the upper and central region district of Punjab is just about to begin as water started receding quickly in most of the areas. People  has started going back to their places in many places. But still in this phase following concerns and issues have to be dealt with:

  • Medical support would be required as Increase in ARI, Diarrhea, and Skin Diseases in affected population is expected
  • Damage to roads and infrastructures thus compromising access to information and rebuilding activities
  • Large population would need support in managing the debris and rebuilding the infrastructure of their houses
  • Safe drinking water would be a major issues as water sources are already damaged Repair of water sources —- tube wells or hand pumps would be immediately required, Water storage at household level may be supported by large water canes
  • Damage to crops and stored grains thus resulting acute shortage of food both for human and livestock. The support in food security and livestock recovery is required

Other Priority Areas in Rehabilitation Phase

  • Shelter for flood affected population
  • provision of safe water for affected population
  • appropriate sanitation & disposal services
  • Supplies for water purification & chlorination
  • Food & Nutrition

HANDS Further Plan:

HANDS  has already developed Emergency Response strategy under the Disaster management program. This program supports will supports in assessment and provision of Madical assistance and food items, for the purpose of assessment another  team has been deployed for rapid assessment of flood affected areas of district Jhang and Hafizabad. 

Teams in lower Punjab and Sindh are already deployed and in contact with the district government authorities to support the rescue and relief activities as and when needed.

HANDS Pakistan contacts information:
140‐C, Block‐2, PECHS, Karachi, Ph: 021‐34527698, Cell# 03008200507Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed, Chief Executive ‐ HANDS Pakistan

Email: tanveer.ahmed@hands.org.pk , Website: www.hands.org.pk

Donations: HANDS Account No.003800613865-03 (Habib Bank Limited)

HANDS Zakat Account No. 003800705395-03 (Habib Bank Limited)

Dr. Muhammad Sarwat Mirza – Chief Research & Development Executive, HANDS Pakistan

HANDS Islamabad Office, Office 1, Block-5, Saidpur Market, Sector G-7/1, Islamabad

Ph: 051-2606482; Fax: 051-2606483, Cell# 0300-8297503

Email: sarwat.mirza@hands.org.pk, Website: www.hands.org.pk

Muhammad Raheem Marri, General Manager ‐ Disaster Management Program HANDS

140‐C, Block‐2, PECHS, Karachi, Ph: 021‐34527698, Cell# 0346‐8209561

Email: raheem.marri@hands.org.pk , Website: www.hands.org.pk

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HANDS Appreciation Day 2014

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HANDS annual award distribution ceremony (Appreciation Day 2014) was held at Bahria Auditorium, Karachi on 30th Aug 2014,The ceremony was for all staff and employee performance along with 65 media personnel who highlighted the issues of common people while those legislators who supports child marriage bill including opposition and govt parties of Sindh govt. 16 people who were committee member of parliament on child marriage, received their award who are belong to main streamline political parties, named MQM, Muslim League (F), PPP, PTI, PML (N), their names are as follows:

  1. Erum Azeem Faroque (MPA MQM)
  2. Sharmila Faroqui (MPA, PPP, Sindh)
  3. Naila Muneer
  4. Rubina Saadat Qaimkhani (Minister for women development)
  5. Seema Zia (MPA, Sindh PTI)
  6. Sorath Thebo (MPA, Sindh)

Other government dignitaries 

  1. Abdul Hakeem Baloch (Statem Minister of Communication PML (N) 
  2. Noor Mohammad Leghari (Sec. Labor & Human Resources Department, Govt. of Sindh)
  3. M.H.M Hassan Shah (Additional Sec. Provincial Assembly Sindh)
  4. Aslam Shaikh (Add Sc. Law dept Govt of Sindh)
  5. Badar Jamil Mandhro (Sec. Women Development)
  6. Bashir Memon (add. Sec Law department)
  7. Makdoom Shafi Mohammad (Special Sec. Prov. Assembly Sindh)

 On that occasion 50 media professionals received award for their services in highlighting the efforts of social development sector.

In the ceremony an evening were also held with the chairman & founder of HANDS Prof. A.G. Billoo, in which friends,close relatives, colleagues and students of Prof. A.G Billoo shared their memories and comments about Chairman HANDS

 

Book Launch Ceremony: A book with the title “Thar: Stories of a malnourished land ” compiled by Zulfikar Halepoto & Published by HANDS was launched during the event by Sharmila Faroqui (MPA, PPP, Sindh). 

 

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Ground Breaking Ceremony” of HANDS – Provincial Disaster Risk Management (PDRMC)

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Renowned Pediatrician, and Chairman HANDS Prof. A.Ghafar Billoo has said that HANDS has allocated Rs. 60 million for the construction of its Provincial Disaster Risk Management Center (PDRMC). Speaking as Chief Guest on the occasion of Inauguration, he said that HANDS is emerged as the most prominent NGO in the Country to provide relief to underprivileged people. He said that we are catering to the disaster affected people through providing health, education & employment opportunities to them besides repairing & construction of their home. We are establishing a Provincial Disaster Risk Management Center by the support of Medico International of Germany and HANDS Philanthropists. Prof. Billoo has urged the Government and other Concerned peoples to make proper planning to Combat disasters for this purpose he urged a proper and well connected coordination between peoples of NGOs ,local, Provincial and federal resources.On this occasion he highlighted the importance of 14 th August in the lives of Nation where in all people of Pakistan will become a cohesive Nation. On the same occasion HANDS chief Executive ,Dr. Tanveer Ahmed Shaikh C.E HANDS spelled out the details of HANDS mission to serve healthy educated and equitable society and especially highlighted work of 85790 families rehabilitation through provision of one room houses in 20 Districts of Pakistan,which called Pakistan ‘s largest Shelter Project.

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HANDS Emergency Response for IDPs of North Waziristan

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Introduction of HANDS Pakistan:                                                                                        

HANDS was founded by Prof.A.G.Billoo (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) in 1979. HANDS has evolved in 34 years as one of the largest Non-Profit Organization of the country with integrated development model. HANDS has a network of 30 offices across the country and has access to more than 16.2 million population nearly 20,274 villages/ settlement in 34 districts of Pakistan. HANDS strength is 18 volunteers Board Members, more than 1502 full time staff and nearly one million community based volunteers of 5205 medium and small size organizations.

 HANDS Pakistan is registered under Societies Act, is certified by Pakistan Center of Philanthropy (PCP) and Tax exempted by Income Tax Department Government of Pakistan. HANDS has qualified the Institutional Management Program (IMCP) of USAID of management standards. HANDS is accredited with European Union. HANDS also possess membership with Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP).

 HANDS International recently established its office in London, United Kingdom. HANDS international –UK is registered as Non-Profit Organization in Companies Act 2006 of England and Wales.

 HANDS Disaster Management Program:                                                                          

HANDS Disaster Management Program aims to reduce, or avoid the potential losses from the hazards, assure prompt and appropriate assistance to victims or survivors of disaster, and achieve rapid and effective recovery.

 HANDS has established Eight Disaster Risk Management Centers in Two Provinces i.e. Sindh and Punjab, inlcuding districts are Thatta, Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Umerkot,  Sanghar, Matiari and Rajanpur. HANDS has its base office with well-equipped warehouse in Karachi.

 HANDS Disaster Management Program responded to major disasters in Pakistan – the Badin Cyclone in 2002, the Northern areas and Kashmir Earthquake 2005, the flood emergencies of 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013  in Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan; Earthquake in three districts of Balochistan in 2013, and recently in drought Emergency at Tharparkar (March 2014). HANDS Pakistan worked with integrated approach with Public sector stakeholders and communities to minimize losses, manage the vulnerabilities, provide relief, supports in recovery and then rehabilitation through contructions and provision of livelihoods. HANDS has vast experience to deal with emergency responses during the recent disaster in Pakistan.

 Drought in Tharparkar in March 2014: Emergency Response was initiated within 5 hours and Relief package was provided to 6,000 families in 2 months.   

  1. Earthquake in Awaran Balochistan in October 2013: Emergency response was initiated within 8 hours & comprehensive relief package was provided in hard conditions and conflicted areas within two months to 10,000 families.
  2. Rain Emergency 2012 in Northern Sindh, South Punjab & Balochistan: Emergency response was initiated within 6 hours. Distribution of emergency relief package was provided to 27000 families within 2 months
  3. Rain Emergency 2011 in Southern Districts of Sindh: Emergency response was initiated within 8 hours in 8 districts. 29000 families were reached within 2 moths
  4. Flood Emergency 2010: Emergency response was initiated within 4 hours in northern Sindh & 36,000 families were reached within 1 month.

 Updated situation of Internally Displacement Persons from North Waziristan:  

As of 7 August, PDMA reported 1,000,428 people (95,109 families) registered as displaced from North Waziristan Agency. All registration points except in Kurram Agency are closed. According to the FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) more than 993,116 Individuals /  peoples  (93,239) families have been registered those are displaced since the start of the operation  While the verification process is ongoing;  As of 31 July, NADRA reviewed the registration data of 93,239 families; 53,186 families (57 per cent, 581,459 people) were verified while 40,053 families (42.9 per cent) were rejected.

 IDPs Movement:

Mostly IDPs are coming to District Bannu, while some  goes towards District Lukki Marwat, Tank, Karak, Kohat , Hangu  and Dera Ismail Khan. Grievance desks have been established to facilitate families with documentation issues. The priority needs remain food, health, protection and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities. Urgent funding resources are needed to continue to scale up the humanitarian response.

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HANDS Emergency Response for Internally Displaced Families of NWA:

HANDS Pakistan has started its Emergency Response for affected families of North Waziristan initially its own resources and now with the partnership of STEUN Pakistan. HANDS has got letter of collaboration from Ministry of SAFRON as well as got facilitation letter from Provincial Disaster Management Authority KP. HANDS initiated health services through conduction of Mobile Medical Camps with support of District Government Bannu, KPK Government, Health department, FDMA, SAFRON secretariat. HANDS teams has planned health education sessions on Health & Hygiene in the IDP camps at and different places  in different UCs of  District Bannu and at fixed Government BHU Chandni  Chowk.

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Mobile Medical Camps update

Total 1,575 patients were treated by HANDS Medical team in 18 days and most of them were children which are 40%, 34% female and 26% male were also given medical facilities by HANDS team.

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Coordination Meetings with Government and Non Government Organization

Coordination Meeting with Different Government officials at Peshawar & Bannu, KP:

HANDS Peshawar and Bannu teams conducted a meeting with different Government and Non Governmental organization including PDMA KP,  DG Health, Director Health, DHO and Focal persons Health at Bannu.

Coordination Meeting with NGOs , INGOs and representatives of UN Agencies at KP:

HANDS Peshawar & Bannu teams Conducted meeting with NGOs / NHN , representatives of INGOs and representatives of UN agencies, OCHA, WFP, WHO and UNHCR working in the Province and briefed  them regarding HANDS Pakistan Emergency Response  for IDPs in KP.

HANDS Emergency Response Plan for IDPs of NWA:

Considering the previous track record and reputation of HANDS in emergency response; HANDS was called by Ministry of SAFRON and PDMA to extend the services. Considering the current situation in the area HANDS has shown the willingness with Government of Pakistan to start relief operations in affected areas through HANDS Peshawar office. HANDS has plan to provide emergency relief assistance to 25,000 families.

This program supports the provision of food, water, shelter, health care, nutrition and protection assistance to people affected by natural disasters and complex emergencies. In the current  situation in the North Waziristan, one of the FATA region, the displacement is towards the KP districts including the Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Tank and Dera Ismail Khan. The following plan is proposed includes immediate emergency relief and then extended short term plan.

HANDS is seeking for financial assistance to provide the following packages to 25,000 affected population.

  • Mobile Medical Camps:

HANDS Pakistan will provide medical services through it trained health care providers. Rs. 112 (£0.7) is required to provide the quality healthcare to one IDP.

  • WASH

HANDS has the two Water Treatment Units- WTU ready to mobilize and provide the safe drinking water to affected population. Rs. 23. Per month are required to provide the safe drinking water to one displaced person.

  • NFI & Hygiene kit:

Considering the hygiene and protection issues and previous experiences of HANDS; Rs. 3,265 (£20.4) are required to provide the NFIs & Hygiene kit. One solar light and one jerry can will be provided under NFI package and hygiene kit package will be comprised of towel, nail cutter, comb, sanitary cloths& dental powder.

  • Cash for work to produce the relief goods

Most vulnerable households will be engaged for cash for work- CfW. Beneficiaries will be engaged for production of relief goods; i.e production of Neem soap, hand wash liquid, matts, cleaning of areas &  other interventions. Affected population will be engaged for 12 working days and wages @ PKR. 300 per day will be paid. PKR 3,600 is required to engage one beneficiary to provide the temporary employment opportunities.

Cumulative Requirement =+ (Unit cost is calculated for per family):

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HANDS Pakistan contacts information:

  1. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed, Chief Executive ‐ HANDS Pakistan

140‐C, Block‐2, PECHS, Karachi, Ph: 021‐34527698, Cell# 03008200507

Email: tanveer.ahmed@hands.org.pk , Website: www.hands.org.pk

 

  1. Muhammad Sarwat Mirza – Chief Research & Development Executive, HANDS Pakistan

HANDS Islamabad Office, Office 1, Block-5, Saidpur Market, Sector G-7/1, Islamabad

Ph: 051-2606482; Fax: 051-2606483, Cell# 0300-8297503

Email: sarwat.mirza@hands.org.pk, Website: www.hands.org.pk

 

Muhammad Raheem Marri, General Manager ‐ Disaster Management Program HANDS

140‐C, Block‐2, PECHS, Karachi, Ph: 021‐34527698, Cell# 0346‐8209561

Email: raheem.marri@hands.org.pk , Website: www.hands.org.pk

Donations: HANDS Account No.003800613865-03 (Habib Bank Limited)

HANDS Zakat Account No. 003800705395-03 (Habib Bank Limited)

 

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Civil Society demanded Government to formulate strategy for the implementation of Child marriage Act in Sind

After passing of the Bill child marriages restraint Act  2013 ,in Provincial Assembly of Sind, there is still increase in the Child marriages which is leading to high rate of Maternal mortality in the Region. It is also becomes a question mark on the efforts of Present government to combat this issue.

In order to overcome this problem HANDS in Collaboration with RutgersWPF launch an awareness campaign, through this project “Awareness to Action” and trained 300 young peoples to create awareness among masses in various areas of Sind Province which aims health of girls & to ensure safemotherhood.  On this occasion HANDS officials said that we are putting our efforts to curb early marriage issues which cause early pragnancies and resulted in several complicated health problems for young mothers and new born child.

A consultative meeting of stake holders including Civil Society, Media and Government dignitaries has been arranged to address the Health & Rights of young girls especially to highlight teen age pragnancies due to early marriages and how to stop these practices. In this occasion apart from media representative and civil society high officials from Health department was also presented. Health department Dr.Abdul Shakoor  said that the condition of maternal health is not upto the mark in Pakistan especially our rural women are still dependent on unskilled birth attendants.

The Civil society experts stress to  improve the access to free medical services and urge for the serious measures by authorities to stop marriages before eighteen and formulate appropriate strategy to implement the law of Child Marriage.

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