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Rajanpur Integrated DRR

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Rajanpur Integrated DRR

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Rajanpur Integrated DRR, WASH and Livelihood Project

Agriculture is the mainstayof Pakistan and contributes 25% in the economy. Most of Pakistan’s population resides in rural areas and are engaged in agriculture. Natural disasters including floods, earthquakes are hazardous to this industry as they damage infrastructures and livelihoods of the masses.

Pak Mission Society is mitigating the aftermaths of disasters through an integrated project of WASH, Livlihood and DRR in a disaster prone area of Rajanpur. This scheme is designed to include disadvantaged and flood-vulnerable agricultural communities living and working in the 40 targeted villages. The total number of benefecaries facilitated through this project are 8,400 indiviuals. The targeted communites are flood-vulnerable and rely primarily on agriculture and livestock for their livelihood. Rajanpur, located in Southern Punjab is vulnerable to flash floods. The community is suffering from the aftermaths of disasters due to lack of knowledge and inability to cope. These disasters have left the residents with socio economic maraginalzation.

With the aim to make communities resilient, the project team holds health and hygiene sessions, promotes sustinable livliood oppurtunities through kitchen gardening and takes measures to reduce disaster by construction or rehabilitation of diversion walls and water channels. Community based Disaster Risk Management trainings will be conducted to create awareness. Village Development Committees (VDCs) and Operational and Maintenenace (O&M) committees are formed to ensure the sustainability of the project.

Achievements till 2017:

  • Communities have sustainable livelihood and food security due to rehabilitation/construction of water schemes.
  • Improved wellbeing by reduction in diseases, access to portable water and have adopted best practices of hygiene and sanitation.
  • Communities possess the knowledge, skills and tools needed to effectively manage disaster risks.
  • Target communities have acquired skills for income generation and improved food security.
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Category: ,
Location: San Marcos
Date: June 26, 2017
Duration: 4 Days
Type: Open
Entrants: Unlimited