Recent Activity  

WASH Project

700 households (total estimated 4.900 beneficiaries) for WASH facilities.

30 most vulnerable households (total estimated 210 beneficiaries) for ORS.

1.460 skilled, semi- and unskilled artisans for DRR training.

2.500 individuals for hygiene training.

20 village committees (VCs) for training and support in DRR.


Livelihood Rehabilitation Project


166 shopkeepers have been supported for the rehabilitation and restocking their shops which have increased their income in the yaer 2011. Total 49 additional workers have been hired in these rehabilitated shops.

100 women have trained in Poultry and Embroidery, received startup kits of the respective category and linked with local market.

205 women received training in Embroidery, Poultry and Dress making, they received startup kit and linked with the market to contribute in the household income, where the income from the male is not stable in the year 2012.

189 shops including 8 women shops and 20 movable shops rehabilitated and restored to the pre flood position.

In 106 specialized shops venue created for entrepreneurship for the young adults, Where 123 young adults developed entrepreneurship skill of their choice for long term and sustainable income. They received startup kit in the respective category.

436 animals Vaccinated in union council Pirsabaq on “Vaccination day”.


One Room Shelter with Senitation Facilities Project

886 most vulnerable families are being provided One Room shelters with Sanitations facilities.

600 skilled/semi-skilled artisans and 1772 support worker in One Room Shelter construction received comprehensive Disaster Risk Reduction trainings for flood and disaster resilient construction techniques.

20 communities will receive trainings to incorporate Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), to enable them to act in case of future emergencies.

5,012 individuals have received hygiene trainings to increase health standards at domestic level. 494 One Room Shelters and 448 Sanitations constructed and families moved in.

 
 

 

 

 

Achievements:

NFI Distribution for the Flood Affected in Layyah District, Punjab / Pakistan

At the outlet of a major humanitarian crisis unfolding by displacement of large populations in several parts of the country resulting in a loss of life and widespread displacement in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Baluchistan, Sind and Punjab.

Solidar Switzerland being an international organization with the support of implementing partners carried out pre mapping exercise to collect baseline information related to the identifications of IDPs, their living conditions and needs in the two Union Councils Baseera and Sahu Wala in the district Layyah (Punjab).

Solidar Switzerland through its project distributed Non Food items in Layyah District, Punjab/Pakistan in December 2010.

Total 1’464 families were provided with a tool-, kitchen- and bedding-kit, which they couldn’t afford to buy or provide by themselves.

Summary is given below:

UC
No of Supported Families
Bedding Kit
Kitchen Kit
Toolkit
Baseera
615
589
510
557
Sahu Wala
849
653
733
686
Total
1,464
1,243
1,243
1,243

Individual distribution of items

 

NFI Tool-kits Distribution for the Flood Affected in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa / Pakistan

Due to the immense spread of the disaster, distribution of emergency shelter continued to be the focus of the majority of INGO and UN agencies. Solidar Switzerland distributed NFI tool kits in the district Noshewera Union Council Pir Sabaq and Charsadda union council Agra in August 2010.

The purpose was to enable the affected families to remove debris, rubble, sand and mud from their remaining houses and plots. For these reasons it became crucial to supply the affected communities with tool-kit NFIs, which enable them on one hand to clean the remaining houses to be inhabited again and on the other hand to give them a possibility for further establishment of emergency shelter.

Summary:

UC
Total Number of Beneficiaries Families
Pir Sabaq
1,207
Agra
850
Total
2,057

Families which received toolkit

The targeted group was at least 1’450 families but due to the low price of the tool-kit the number of target families that had been increased from 1’450 to 2’057.

 

Technical/Material Support for Transitional Shelter for the Flood Affected Population in Pakistan

Due to the floods thousands of people had lost their homes, livelihoods and crops and damaged infrastructure of the contry. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), these are the worst floods since 1929 and 25 districts are said to be hit.

Solidar Switzerland provided 800 transitional shelters and 800 transitional sanitation facilities to the most vulnerable qualitative adequate and culturally/climate accepted construction material with support of mobile technical teams to the flood affected in the two UCs Agra and Pir Sabaq.

Provided 800 winter-kits, composed out of blankets, to the most vulnerable to protect them from cold winter nights.


A conscious effort was made as not to be silent on the issue of focusing on women, women head of house hold, widows, unaccompanied minors, women with missing husband and the elderly.

Village division per UC:

UC
Number of villages Incl.sub-village
Total number of families
Agra
24
500
Pir Sabaq
39
800
Total
63
800

 


Vulnerability criteria division between the target beneficiaries:

UC
FHH
Widow/er
Orphan
Disabled
Chronically Ill
Elderly
Total
Agra
35
339
206
369
262
544
1,757
Pir Sabaq
16
141
244
156
72
151
780

LIVELIHOOD REHABILITATION PROJECT

The livelihood project is to support who have been destroyed by 2010 flood. The purpose of the intervention is to provide support towards their economic rehabilitation after being affected by flood. This would enable them to rehabilitate their income opportunities by economical support.
Project activities include:

Phase I

1. Female Vocational Training

a) Embroidery Training
b) Poultry Training

2. Rehabilitation of Small Shops

1. Female Vocational Trainings
Provided opportunities to female to get vocational training and earn livelihood in a respectable manner. The women vocational trainings were implemented by Solidar Switzerland with partnership of local organization Labor Education Foundation.
This includes:

a) Embroidery training
b) Poultry training

a) Embroidery training:
Provided homemade embroidery training to the 50 beneficiaries in union counsel Pir sabaq district Nowshera, where they acquired skills in sewing and dress making.
The beneficiaries received toolkits as a part of training. The beneficiaries are preparing products for the market.

b) Poultry Training:
Provided backyard poultry trainings to the 50 beneficiaries in Union Counsel Pir Sabaq district Nowshera to the most vulnerable affected by flood who had lost their home based existing business.

Females who had attended the training are in regular follow up by implementing partners LEF (Labor Education Foundation) with the supervision of Solidar female staff.

2. Rehabilitation of Small Shop

The specific purpose is to enable the shop keepers to rehabilitate or reopen their shops to come up with enough income to support their families. Provided 166 shop keepers to reopen their shops. The beneficiaries received their cash grant under the umbrella of Shops Rehabilitation.

 

Phase II

  • 205 women received training in Embroidery, Poultry and Dress making, they received startup kit and linked with the market to contribute in the household income, where the income from the male is not stable in the year 2012.
  • 189 shops including 8 women shops and 20 movable shops rehabilitated and restored to the pre flood position.
  • In 106 specialized shops venue created for entrepreneurship for the young adults, Where 123 young adults developed entrepreneurship skill of their choice for long term and sustainable income. They received startup kit in the respective category.

One Room Shelter With Senitation Facilities Project

Solidar Switzerland is working in District Layyah in five union councils (Baseera, Sahoo wala, Loohanch, Jakharr, Kotla Haji Shah).
The specific purpose of the project is:

  • Safe and standard living conditions for the flood affected population through the support (Material, Labor and Technical teams) on the construction of at- least 886 One Room Shelters with sanitation facilities.
  • Increase the knowledge on better construction techniques which prevent the flood on building through training of local artisans.
  • Building Awareness in families on hygiene issues.

The following key activities are in implementation process.

a) One-Room Shelter with Sanitation Facilities

886 most vulnerable families are being provided One Room shelters with Sanitations facilities. 886 One Room Shelters with sanitation facilities to the destitute and most vulnerable families in the targeted areas.

 

b) Technical Trainings to the Local Artisans on DRR techniques

600 skilled/semi-skilled artisans and 1,772 support worker in One Room Shelter and sanitation facilities construction received comprehensive Disaster Risk Reduction trainings in flood and disaster resilient construction techniques. Training to Skilled/Semi-skilled Labors on Disaster Risk Reduction techniques through master artisans.

c) Hygiene Promotion Sessions

5,012 individuals have received hygiene trainings to increase health standards at domestic level. hygiene sessions in five Unions councils (Baseera, Sahoo wala, Loohanch Nasheb, Jakher, Kotla Haji Shah) to increase the health level at domestic level.