Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction
Pakistan is located in the South East Asia, neighboring India, Afghanistan, China, and Iran. Mountain ranges of the Himalayas, the Karakorams and the Hindukush form Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, Punjab province is a flat, alluvial plain with five major rivers joining the Indus River to the Arabian Sea. Sindh is bounded on the east by the Thar Desert and the Rann of Kutch and on the west by the Kirthar range and the Balochistan Plateau is an arid tableland, encircled by dry mountains.
Like its neighboring countries, Pakistan is among the high-risk countries in terms of its vulnerability to different disasters. Natural hazards include floods, earthquakes, cyclones, drought, landslides, and mud flows. The Northern region is prone to earthquakes, the flat region of Punjab and Sindh are faced with seasonal floods. Whereas the large province of Balochistan facing 7 year long drought. From year 1995-2004 a total of 6,192 people were killed and 9,244,032 people are affected by the disasters.
Friends Foundation is committed to respond all humanitarian and man-mad emergencies and ensure that the emergency response is timely, at an appropriate scale and scope and provide efficient services with safety and dignity to the most and vulnerable children and families We also strengthen the capacity of both civil society and communities to be prepared for emergencies and to respond as they occur. FF has initiated and implemented numerous projects and provided diversified services with an overall objective of ‘leave no one behind’.
The Best Practice Service Models:
- Establishment of emergency/ Relief Camp,
- Free Medical Camps/ Establishment of Mobile Medical camps
- Provision of Clean Delivery Kits
- Distribution of NFIs
- Distribution of Jerry Cans, Aqua tabs
- Installation of Hand Pumps
- Construction of &Shelter and Latrines
- Water Trucking
The Best Practice Training Models
- First Aid Trainings
- Training on Camp Management
- Disaster Risk Reduction Trainings
- Pchycho Social Trainings
- Health and hygiene promotion session