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  1. Community Based Flood Preparedness in Southern Punjab, Pakistan
  2. Final Report Cash For Work Project
  3. Community Managed Flood Preparedness Project Model
  4. Sustainable Livelihood DevelopmentInterventions in Disaster Prone areas of District Layyah, Pakistan
  5. OI-Institutional Capacity Building Project
  6. Improvement of the Humanitarian Situation of People affected by the Floods in South- Punjab Pakistan

Community Based Flood Preparedness in Southern Punjab, Pakistan

    Community Based Flood Preparedness in Southern Punjab, Pakistan was a project of Oxfam GB funded by DIPECHO (Disaster Preparedness European Commission Humanitarians Office) and implemented by Doaba Foundation in partnership with Oxfam GB.
The project aimed to reduce the vulnerabilities of communities living in flood-prone areas of District Jhang and Muzaffargrah through strengthened and organized flood response at community level. It was implemented in 50 riverine villages of District Jhang and Muzaffargrah.
The project had two stages. At first stage need assessment was done at community level to select the villages for project activities and to identify the potential beneficiaries of the project. At second stage project was designed and implemented in the selected villages.
Project was designed to be implemented in five sectors based on the findings of the need assessment. These were 1, Local Capacity building/Trainings 2, Advocacy and Public Awareness raising 3, Early warning system 4, Infrastructure Support 5, Facilitation of Coordination.
Two major activities were carried out under local Capacity building/Training component. At first level Community Based Organizations (CBOs), both male and female, were formed through social mobilization in the target villages. At second level different trainings were imparted to the selected participants of these CBOs to enhance the capacity of the communities to respond to the flood situations at local level. Major trainings included, first aid training, livestock Trainings, Community Management skills training, Training on agricultural productivity and boat mechanics/ Peter Engine Trainings. These trainings were delivered to selected participants of both male and female CBOs.
This has enhanced communities’ level of confidence and now they have acquired a certain level of skill to cope with the flood situation on their own.
The second sector of the project was Advocacy and Public Awareness raising. Under this sector of the project communities were engaged in different awareness raising activities. The focus of these activities was school children of these communities.
Under this component of the project awareness raising workshops about disaster through interactive theatre discussions on flood preparedness were arranged in schools. Similarly a campaign was launched in different schools on disaster preparedness including drawing competitions, quiz program and other such activities to engage children in the process.
Awareness raising Pamphlets were also developed for CBOs and school children on disaster preparedness under Advocacy and Public Awareness raising.
Advocacy and Public Awareness raising has resulted in well aware communities about different flood related issues and especially children have been motivated through this activity to take part in collective efforts to respond to different emergency situations.
Under Early Warning System 50 early warning committees were formed within CBO structure. These committees were formed to establish local early warning system about the flood so that communities could prepare themselves for any emergency situation well in time. These committees were imparted trainings on early warning systems and were linked with relevant departments associated with flood warning and preparedness.
The early warning system has resulted in end of rumors and confusion caused by false alarms and information previously. Now communities have a more effective way of knowing the flood before it is too late.
Under infrastructure component of the project communities were supported in terms of infrastructure development. About 522 culverts and 245 kms unpaved tracks were constructed and rehabilitated respectively in 50 villages. The major activities of the project were construction of 6 demo emergency shelters for women and children in village clusters, 6 demo elevated platforms for livestock in village clusters and 65 demo latrines especially for women and children in village clusters.
This activity has solved many problems of mobility faced by the communities during flood season and particularly of women who suffered more during flood. This has also increased their interaction with other communities and also given access to market.
The last component of the project was Facilitation of Coordination under which communities were to be linked with different line departments at district level. Two District Forums were established under this component in the two project districts. These Forums were established by the communities to raise their issues at district level and to engage with different district departments for various development issues.
Under this component an alternate leadership has emerged at local level which is sign of empowerment for these communities. These Forums have raised their collective issues at relevant district authorities with courage and confidence thus making them visible at broader scale.

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Final Report Cash For Work Project

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Community Managed Flood Preparedness Project Model

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Sustainable Livelihood Development Interventions in Disaster Prone areas of District Layyah, Pakistan

    Pakistan is one of the five South Asian countries with the highest annual average number of people physically exposed to floods. Pakistan, being the downstream user of the rivers has to be particularly careful about flood management.
Flooding in rivers is generally caused by heavy concentrated rainfall in the catchments during the monsoon season, which is sometimes augmented by snowmelt flows.
However, exceptionally high floods have occasionally been caused by the formation of temporary natural dams by landslides or glacier movement and their subsequent collapse. These are large seasonal variations in almost all the river discharges, which further aggravates the river course and morphology.
In Layyah District, the riverine area (locally called Nashaib or Katcha) covers almost 280 thousands acres or 18.0 per cent of the total area with 6 inundation channels. There is no Head Works/Barrage in the jurisdiction of Layyah District. District Govt. has to come active with respect to discharge gauges at Chashma Barrage River Indus.
For District Layyah medium flood limits are from 3, 75,000 cusecs to 5, 00,000 cusecs. On the evening of 16th August, 2007 flood water raised in Indus River. Due to lack of any early warning system, community has much suffered. During field visits of effected area Doaba Team came to know that community has no information about flood from any source. It was about 4, 00,000 cusecs flood now.
Total 20 intervened villages of 3 union councils of District Layyah of project PKNA 99 suffered from flood for about 40 days since 16th August 2007 evening. There was minimum 1 feet and maximum 3 feet water level in intervened area on the first day. Following were the problems they have faced,
1) Land Erosion in CO Kankappi and CO Kanjaal villages. Effected households are migrating to other villages and Arid Sandy Area Thal.
2) Community was bound to their homes due to dipping of the passageways. It took about 40 days to dry paths after downing the total water.
3) Daily wages laborers and patients were much upset.
4) There were also many problems related to Health and Hygiene as mosquitoes were growing multiplicatively. There was a serious threat of Malaria in these villages. Some patients of Malaria had been observed during field visits in Villages Malik Wala and Drummer.
5) Female in households lacking toilets were suffered many problems as there was water all around. 6) Fever in animal had also being observed in increasing position.
7) Crops of “Mongi, Maash, and Till “swabbed away on hundreds of acres. Poor households with land on lease were much depressed now as they had to pay the lease now through sale of their livestock.
After the complete downfall of water, ditches were the nursery of mosquitoes to spread Malaria. Similarly complete damage of crops has created a great threat to their livelihood. A lot of wastes are there to be cleaned.

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OI-Institutional Capacity Building Project

   Pakistan is a prone to natural and human induced hazards with a population estimated 150 million (Mid 2004). The loss of lives and livelihoods and the challenges were faced in the aftermath of natural and man-made hazards are very high in Pakistan. Observed natural hazards are floods, earthquakes, landslides, cyclones and droughts and human induced hazards includes fires, civil unrest mainly on small scale, terrorism, internally displaces people, health epidemics, transport accidents, industrial accidents and low identified conflicts with neighboring countries. Among all disaster floods, cyclones, earthquakes and drought have been affected large number of population over a vast stretch. These hazards prominently exhibited the need for contingency plan, in relation to institutional arrangements, promotion of appropriate policies and coordination mechanism from grass root level to national level.
Oxfam International (OI) has developed disaster preparedness or emergency contingency plan for all of the 100 countries of its operations (Please see Annex B). OGB and NOVIB and national partners jointly have been developed OI Consortium. It have been reinforced the OI Contingency Plan (OICP) in well coordinated way in Pakistan. The principle motivation of the OI Consortium is to improve the quality and efficient response to humanitarian crises from local to national and national to international level. OI Consortium have been strengthened, considering challenges, through consultative planning and thereof implementation of OI Institutional Capacity Building Project.
The OI institutional Capacity Building Project was aimed to reduce the impact of floods on the lives and livelihoods of men and women through improved quality of OI Partners humanitarian response in Pakistan. Doaba being an OI Consortium member have been collaborated with consortium organisations and contributed its efforts from southern Punjab to Pakistan.
The implementing organisation adopted integrated approach with in organisation and OI consortium. The project activities have achieved three outputs i.e. first of all intervening organizational capacity enhanced in emergency response in terms of networking, stock pilling and increased quality and scale of rescue, relief and rehabilitation. Secondly, provision of, as per need assessment and consultation, organization based trainings and national trainings have build up the institutional and human resource capacity for quality disaster response. Arrangement of internal, national and international exposures visits to relevant disaster prone areas increased understanding and global experience of personals. They have been contributing in their own organization as well as consortium organisations on the bases of developed trust. Finally, increased awareness and capacity of local government enabled local authorities to fulfill their duties in disaster planning. The development of district disaster management plans with consultation and incorporation of communities’ plans and feedback thereof have been reflected more solid chances of sustainability.
Through the close coordination of OI consortium and project execution has been enabled Doaba to establish its disaster management unit. It has been fulfilling the prime responsibilities of coordination with humanitarian forums particularly OI consortium, promoting proactive approach at all level, facilitation and coordination with stakeholders, standard emergency response at organizational level and promotion of disaster risk reduction planning at district level to provincial level in Pakistan.
OI consortium’s close coordination and prompt response to the challenges faced by some of the members, is the evidence of collective efforts. These experiences have been reduced human resource lacking of member organisations and make them enabled for timely and quality response. Some of the joint efforts have been produced the culture of trust and valued relationship of individuals representing organisations. The culture of trust and valued relationship between organisations has a solid chance of future confident and collective pursuit of humanitarian response.
OI consortium collective efforts have proved that the consortium should continue its work in future, benefiting from lessons learned and findings.

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Improvement of the Humanitarian Situation of People affected by the Floods in South- Punjab Pakistan

     Doaba and Concern are side by side in supporting flood affected communities in two Districts Layyah and Muzaffargarh during flood and post flood periods. In Layyah Doaba is working in two UCs Wara Sehran and Thal Jandi with Concern’s partnership. That project is funded by ECHO for “Improvement of the Humanitarian Situation of People affected by the Floods in South- Punjab Pakistan”. All the activities were carried out in smooth and transparent manner and the project was completed well within time-frame.
The procurement of material of shelter, latrine and Hand Pumps was started in February 11 through proper procedures with decisive involvement of partner communities. Material of 1,000 shelters like girders, bamboos, iron doors, window, plastic sheet and tarpaulin sheet, material of Latrine like WC, pipes and iron door, material of hand pumps was provided by partner Concern Worldwide. Remaining procurement of shelter, latrine and bricks, crush, ventilator, pattal and cement was done by Doaba Foundation with active involvement of partner communities.
Construction of 1,000 shelters has been completed as per agreed design and BOQs. Target households include 462 orphan, 135 widows and 80 sick/disable. Through land holding lens, 299 HHs have land, 655 HHs are landless and 54 HH have land on lease. In case of well being ranking, 546 households are at 5th rank, 247 at 4th rank and 7 at 3rd rank. 11 latrine was constructed in 3 villages of UC Thal Jandi and 201 Latrine were constructed in 32 village of UC wara Sehran. 749 Men, 820 women, 971 boys, and 777 girls got benefit from the project interventions. 29 hand pumps was installed in 3 village of UC Thal Jandi and 196 hand pumps was installed in 32 villages of UC Wara Sehran. 24 hand pumps on communal base and 201 at individual household level were installed for 311 Households.
It was very good that 84% women and children of the project beneficiaries got benefit from H&H; session. 16 sessions has delivered in 8 schools and 104 sessions has been delivered in 35village. 225 H& H kits were distributed in 225 Household in project area. 218 Men, 230 women, 356 boys and 437 girls got benefit from health and hygiene kits. Shelter kits were distributed among those beneficiaries who got shelter. The purpose of shelter kits distribution was to help out the selected beneficiaries in construction process of shelter.
One of the major activities in shelter construction is Cash for Work. There were two types of cash for works; one is for un-skilled labor and other for skilled labor. 13,000 days of unskilled and 6,994 days for skilled labor were completed from scheme.

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