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.

ICBRR in Pakistan

The ICBRR is being implemented in ten communities, two each from five districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP – only one district), Sindh (two districts), and Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK – two districts).

The ICBRR goal is ‘the resilience level of targeted communities is significantly strengthened with sustainable and quality branch capacity in service delivery’. The specific objectives are as below:

  1. To enhance the resilience of the selected ten communities through community-led Integrated Risk Reduction activities;
  2. To establish and strengthen the relevant district branches of PRC in delivery of integrated community resilience-building programmes beyond this programme.

The ICBRR envisaged to benefit 3000 households (18,000 individuals) directly, and an additional 9000 HHs (54,000 individuals) indirectly, through community based and community led activities in multiple thematic areas (considered integrated and complementary). The programmatic interventions or activities are centred around disaster risks reduction, community based hygiene and first aid (CBHFA), youth and volunteers’ development (Y&V), community mobilization, trainings, linkage development and advocacy, and capacity building of district level PRC branches (within the ambit of organizational development or branch development).