Humanitarian assistance for natural disasters and conflict victims in Pakistan

ECHO awards 800,000 Euro for providing humanitarian relief to vulnerable people affected by flood and conflict in Sindh and KPK.

Already strained by the challenges of managing Internally Displaced People (IPDs) from Swat and KPK and the havoc created by the 2010 floods, Pakistan was once again confronted with devastating floods in the second half of 2011. Stretching from parts of Baluchistan province to greater area of Sindh, the 2011 flooding stood responsible for severely affecting a population of over 5.2 million (UN Multi Sector Damage Needs Assessment - October 2011).

A detailed needs assessment undertaken by HOPE'87 (July 2012) in the project area showed a pressing need for safe drinking water, as due to flooding (2010 and 2011) and conflict most hand pumps are damaged and people are travelling for more than 1 to 2 km for clean drinking water. Furthermore, the rehabilitation/construction of gender separated sanitation facilities has been identified as a major issue to be addressed. The waste drainage channels need to be cleaned to clear the debris, endure proper flow of water and reduce the chances of vector borne diseases. In addition, the provisions of livelihood and work opportunities are among the prioritised concerns of the local population.

The funding to the amount of 800.000 Euro by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) addresses the above identified needs and helps more than 60.000 women, children and men by reconstructing disaster resilient structures in water and sanitation in Malakand and Sindh. Moreover, the promotion of health and hygiene practices is an integral component of the project as it aims at behavioural change and ensures a long-term impact of the interventions. The project's cash for work components will further help the regional economy to improve.

Short facts

HOPE'87 supports the flood and conflict victims with potable water, sanitary facilities and measures concerning hygiene.

Project location: Sindh Discrict Umerkot Taluka Samaro & KPK District Malakand Tehsil Batkhela

Duration: 1st of July 2012 until 30th June 2013

No. of beneficiaries: approximately 63.000 individuals


The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) funds relief operations for victims of natural disasters and conflicts outside the European Union. Aid is channelled impartially, straight to people in need, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality or political affiliation. 

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