After the severe heat of May and June (upto 48 degree C).July and August are months of heavy rains in Pakistan.In 2015,the heavy rains have caused severe flood situation all over Pakistan especially in the provinces (Punjab and KPK).Last year,the floods have affected 817,713 people and 2275 villages of Pakistan.The Project focuses on the prior preparation of the communities of the 15 villages of Southern Punjab to save themselves from the floods through the Disaster Risk Reduction trainings.
Muzaffargarh due to its geographical location is always at risk of heavy Floods each year during the monsoon.River Indus and River Chenab flows through the district and the communities settled in between them are always at high risk of losing lives,livestock and valuables in the monsoon.The majority of people lives under the poverty line and are uneducated.They cant afford to shift to a safe place and also do not have any warning systems and disaster preparedness training to survive the floods.
-AWARD Pakistan will organize the Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness Training with the Volunteer Committees of 15 rural areas(At higher risk) of District Muzaffargarh. -Formation of 15 Volunteer committees (one in each area consisting of 10 people)trained through 5-day training. -Committees will operate in their areas and will organize further trainings with community member on the learnt topic (DRR) to save their livestock, houses and other valuables from the flood at the earliest.
-Communities prepared for the disaster and could be able to implement timely measures . -Communities will form the early warning systems to survive the massive flood. -No. of Deaths Rate Reduced. -Livestock Perish Rate Reduced. -Communities from the nearby areas trained by the volunteer committees.