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Emergency Response 2011

A year after the ravaging floods of 2010, the monsoons season in 2011triggered another unexpected spell of rains flooding the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan. The flood affected 6,763,454 square miles, causing 520 deaths and leaving 1180 injured. In Sindh, a total of 4.82 million people in Sindh were affected of which 25% of the affected are women and 50% are children. The floods, destroyed/damaged a total of 797,000 houses, and over 733,000 children were pushed out of schools due to the flood impact and damage to 60% of the schools. Initially, CARE used its prepositioned stock in Dadu to initiate emergency relief work through the District Government. CARE supplied water storage tanks, Non-food items and tarpaulins to the affectees residing in various camps. Within two months, CARE expanded it’s emergency relief services to Mirpurkhas and Umerkot districts in South Sindh .Up to December 2011, CARE reached out to more than 31967 people: 3325 people received emergency shelter (Tarpaulins) and NFIs; 181402 received primary emergency healthcare services through mobile health camps; while 10500 people benefitted from livelihoods interventions.


Sector/Nature of Interventions




  • Provision of emergency, primary, reproductive, and mother and child healthcare;
  • Training of 60 (TBAs) and other health staff;
  • Provision of human resources, equipment and medicines to government health facilities; and
  • Rehabilitation or reconstruction of damaged health facilities.


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

  • Provision of clean drinking water/water quality testing;
  • Construction of hand washing places and bathing facilities;
  • Promotion of health and hygiene.
  • Latrines
  • Hand pumps
  • DRR/ Wash training to community
  • Behavioral change communication training



  • Distribution of tents and NFIs;

   3325 (475 HHs)

Food, Agriculture and Livelihood

  • Payment of cash for work;
  • Disbursement of cash grants;
  • Distribution of seeds, fertilizer and agricultural tools; and
  • Provision of training in farming and non-farming skills