Transition Shelters UNHCR





Project Title : Transition Shelters UNHCR
Fundind Agency : UNHCR
Project Cost : 494,419 $
Project Background
The worst monsoon-related floods in living memory have deluged Pakistan since July affecting at least 20 million people and leaving one-fifth of the country underwater. Large parts of the country have been devastated by unusually heavy rainfall, causing rivers to overflow their banks and flash floods in low-lying areas. The flood damage, which started in the northwest and is spreading to central and south Pakistan, is already enormous. According to UN the recent floods in Pakistan have caused a severe damage and the catastrophe has proved to be massive than Tsunami. Mass evacuations were also witnessed in the southern parts of Pakistan after the banks of the mighty Indus spilled. With the monsoon season only half over, more rain is forecasted. Some of Pakistan's poorest areas are particularly hard-hit, and families recently uprooted by conflict are now displaced by disaster. The UN reports that more than 4 million people have been forced from their homes because of the flooding. At least 1,600 people have been killed. Villages have been wrecked and homes destroyed. The cascade has ruined crops over an estimated area of more than 1.6 million acres, according to Reuters, and could have a devastating effect on the country’s economy. In the districts of Charsadda and Nowshera were not only badly affected but also remained host to a large number of population displaced internally or migrated from across the border. Beside hosting over a million Afghans, the districts have provided temporary abode to a large number of Internally Displaced Population/People (IDPs) resulting out of the kinetic operations in Malakand Division and bordering Bajaur and Mohmand Agencies of FATA. Though majority of the population of IDPs has gone back and Afghans mostly restricted to camps, yet the inhabitants were not without being severely affected by the recent floods.
Project Goal
Flood-affected people in District Nowshera provided with appropriate transition shelters.
Project Achievement
Families have been provided with Transition shelters fully completed and families having moved in to live in them
Maximum poor, women headed households and disabled were provided Transition Shelters.

All the households were also accountably and transparently provided Pak Rs 1,000 for mud plastering up to plinth level of the Shelter. They have used the cash for work according to our survey towards meeting their consumption needs,their debt repayment and buying material for building purdah walls around their T-Shelters. It was estimated then that about 4,000 men, women and children would benefit from the t-shelter. This was one on the basis of the District Nowshera average household size. According to the SEED assessment survey the average household size in the target locations turned out to be 7 rather than 8.

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