Disaster Risk Reduction

The Pakistan Red Crescent Society has been working on Risk reduction measures throughout the country. The Sindh Branch is running following projects in Sindh.

  1. Livelihood

Livelihood project was started after the mega flood of 2010 with the aim to improve the local means of livelihood for extremely poor families who have no other means of income and whose livelihood means were destroyed due to disaster. The Red Crescent with the support of German Red Cross has signed an MOU with the Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam to provide their technical support for teaching latest methods of forming and kitchen gardening to the poor formers for raising their income. This program has become very successful and demanding by the poor people of Thatta & Badin

2. Installation of Solar Water Pumps in Thar

After having proper research work and assessment, it was found that due to poor quality of drinking water, the deseases are spreading in Thar. Specially, the women folks are getting weaker and weaker due to fetching of water from the deep wells.

The PRCS with the support of Canadian Red Cross is in a process of installing 10 solar water pumps in the most vulnerbale villages of Tharparkar. Additionally, three pumps were already installed and working satisfactorily

3. ICBRR (Integrated Community Based Risk Reduction)

With the help of International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies, and Norwegian Red Cross Society, the PRCS is running four pilot projects in Districts Tharparkar, Sanghar, Jacobabad and Jamshoro in which real integration approach is being followed in all the subjects of resilience like basic health, identification of hazards and risks, training, early warning system and evacuation drills etc.

4. Climate Change Adaptation

Pakistan Red Crescent Society with the close coordination of International Red Cross / Red Crescent Societies is working in General Awareness of Climate Change Adaptation. The CCA is a part of Disaster Risk Reduction therefore we are practicing this subject is all Disaster Risk Reduction activities in Thatta, Badin, Sanghar, Jamshoro, Tharparkar and Jacobabad.

We are also conducting basic awareness sessions in Schools on CCA, tree plantation, and other basic environmental subjects. The Red Crescent also signed MOU with Agriculture University Tando Jam for providing technical support for the poor farmers Thatta and Badin with the consideration of smart climate change for farming and kitchen gardening.

Mr. Muhammad Sajjad

Provincial Manager Programs & Disaster Management