Relief for flood-displaced families in Pakistan

by Mercy Corps
Vetted
Feb 27, 2012

Emergency WASH Supplies Have Huge Impact in Pakistan

Pakistani Woman Receiving Clean Water
Pakistani Woman Receiving Clean Water

Mercy Corps, with help from donors like you, responded to the Pakistan floods by providing emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) supplies and temporary employment through cash-for-work programs, providing relief for flood-displaced families in Pakistan. 

Mercy Corps’ flood response programs have assisted 218,083 conflict/flood-affected people in Swat and 337,810 flood-affected people in Sindh and Balochistan. In Sindh, WASH activities included provision of emergency WASH supplies, whereas in Swat, the WASH component of the program rehabilitated/reconstructed 156 water-systems in rural and urban areas.

The emergency WASH activities in Sindh/Balochistan included provision of water through water trucking, installation of hand pumps, small water storage tanks, construction of latrines, distribution of hygiene kits and conducting hygiene promotion sessions. Because of youMercy Corps' programs have played a significant role in improving access of target populations to water and sanitation facilities, revitalized village level small enterprises and restoring critical community infrastructure including link roads, pony tracks, foot-bridges and irrigation channels.

The significant achievements of Mercy Corps' program include provision of temporary employment through cash-for-work to 44,864 households, restoration of 2,588 small enterprises and provision of safe drinking water and sanitation services to some 339,213 people. According to the findings of program surveys, there has been a significant improvement in access to water and sanitation services, improved access to temporary labor work and income generating opportunities. In addition, the revival of village-level small enterprises has significantly improved the beneficiary household economy and contributed towards village level economic recovery and revitalization.

Mercy Corps continues to work with farmers to restore their lands and supplying them with the seeds, livestock, tools and other inputs necessary to resume their livelihoods and avoid a food crisis.  

Thank you for your support! 

Children in Pakistan
Children in Pakistan

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Mercy Corps

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.mercycorps.org
Project Leader:
Carlene Deits
Portland, Oregon United States

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