Shelter

Super-flood of the year 2010 was one of the most destructive disasters of Pakistan’s history. Sindh was the worst victim of the brutal floodwaters — District Dadu being one of the most affected areas of the province needed strong response from philanthropists, governmental and non-governmental organization and to recover.

Sindh had hardly adjusted for the damages caused to the houses, houses, infrastructure, crops and livestock, the rains played havoc in the flowing year of 2011. The already devastated District Dadu needed more attention in terms of recovery and relief.

According to a report, the number of fully damaged households in District Dadu (4 Talukas) was 12422 (74%). “The percentage of fully damaged household in the 4 Talukas vary as the disaster caused by the flood also varied. The worst affected Taluka was Mehar with 79.8% percent fully damaged household in its effected villages, followed by K N Shah (76%), Johi (71%) and Dadu (55%)”.

Besides healthcare services, people needed shelter for themselves as much.

JORDAN with the support of United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) started a project to construct shelters for the families “who need it most”.

A total of 523 one-room shelters are to be constructed in 14 UCs of the district under this project. JORDAN is following all approved and acceptable construction measures and standards. So far, 348 shelters have been constructed, sparing enough time for the remaining ones to be completed by or in June this year.

More details soon.