Low Cost Shelter for Flood Victims 2014 Pakistan

by Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD)
May 14, 2013

Flood Victims constructing new houses near Matli

Flood Victims constructing new primary school near
Flood Victims constructing new primary school near

Flood Victims constructed new houses near Matli

As well as responding to emergency needs within its own programs, Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD), together with its partners, plays a crucial role in influencing decisions that are made by other organizations – governments and multinational and international institutions – that have vastly greater capacity to deliver significant response and reconstruction results. AHD’s approach is always to secure the best outcome for people living poverty, providing a conduit through which their legitimate concerns can be raised at a high level. In delivering a response to a natural disaster of this scale, it is essential for AHD to work collaboratively and effectively with others – with the Government of Pakistan and with other local and international NGOs. This involves different standpoints and opinions and sometimes difficult discussions, so recognizing and respecting alternative approaches and keeping lines of communication open are essential.

AHD has helped to provide shelter for over  people. Its initial activities took place in Taluka  Matli District Badin Sindh Pakistan between 2011 and 2012, where it provided an immediate response in the acute, post-Rain flood. The massive floods then spread to southern parts of Sindh to Upper and Lower Sindh, to Kashmore, Jacobabad, Shahdadkok, Jamshoro, and Thatta. Here, shelter kits consisting of plastic sheeting with rope, nails, bamboos , a small toolkit containing a hammer and saw, bamboo poles and  wheelbarrows, were distributed to families so that they could rebuild their homes in advance of the cold winter months. In Matli, where people had more time to evacuate, AHD provided smaller, more portable kits, intended to aid reconstruction as people returned home. AHD is conducting a pilot project to adapt and strengthen houses in Matli, Sindh, to enable 6500 households in 320 villages to make their homes less vulnerable to future flood situations. AHD hopes that this pilot will be seen by others as something to replicate in other flood-affected communities, with help from NGOs.


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Organization Information

Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD)

Location: Hyderabad, Sindh - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.ahdpak.org
Project Leader:
Khurshid Bhatti
President / CEO
Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan

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