Humanitarian Assistance

WESS has a dedicated team to respond to emergencies across Balochistan. Since its inception WESS has responded in all kind of emergency situations in different districts of the province. We focus on emergency response, rehabilitation, reconstruction, prevention, mitigation and preparedness with special focus on gender, diversity, climate change, conflict-sensitive programming and advocacy for a resilient society. In this regard WESS has supported over 750,000 people in the provinces of Balochistan. Number of projects completed under sub-sector = 23.

Demographic coverage under sub-sector

Number of Villages

Number of UCs

Number of Districts

Number of Households

Beneficiaries’ details

Male

Female

Children

Total Beneficiaries

Nature of interventions in emergency response

Under emergency response 24,000 temporary shelters, 22,200 hygiene kits, 5,800 water storage facilities, 35,200 NFI kits & 81,715 food packages were distributed in targeted communities of Balochistan.

WASH interventions under disaster response programmes

During recovery phase WESS provided 290 hand pumps, 25 Drinking Water Supply Schemes, 5,950 latrines & 2,150 water tanks to the affected households in targeted areas of the province.

Agriculture response in recovery phase

1,500 farmers were benefited through voucher schemes and 10,500 farmers were provided with fertilizers. 2,390 farmers were provided seeds for agriculture purpose. Apart from this, 890 farmers were trained on good agriculture practices.

Type of shelter interventions in recovery phases

WESS also supported the affected beneficiaries through provision of 4,000 permanent shelter and 8,900 semi-permanent shelters.

Irrigation schemes and protection structure rehabilitation in recovery

WESS also rehabilitated 1,440 small sailaba bandat with 218 water courses and 35 protection bands in targeted districts of the Province.

Impact

  • Access to clean water had increased significantly through provision of water facilities which were contaminated due to the floods.
  • Shelter provision gave people a sense of dignity and permanency after the traumatic displacement and also protected them from the elements of nature. The quality and quantity of the temporary and permanent shelters were satisfactory.
  • Livelihoods activities had increased people‘s self-reliance and resilience and also decreased the need for back breaking work for women through the provision of tools and kits.
  • Under preparedness programs, the setting up of village preparedness committees had increased harmony within communities and their ability to cope with emergency in resilient ways.
  • The hygiene activities were highly appreciated, especially by women, who felt that it had helped reduce disease within the households.
  • WESS rapport strengthened in respectful manner due to presence of its dedicated staff.
  • 98% of the beneficiaries received timely hygiene kits which met their family needs.
  • 88% of beneficiaries assisted through rehabilitated latrines, used and maintained by community itself.
  • knowledge about the importance of clean water, water-related diseases, methods of water purification, proper hand washing and solid waste management, vector spreading, and the use of ORS increased.