UNDP and Government of Japan Working Together to Build Resilient Communities and Promote Transformational Change in Sindh

February 7, 2024
Photo: Shuja Hakim/UNDP Pakistan

February 7, 2024: Responding to the acute needs of people affected by the 2022 floods, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with support from the Government of Japan and in collaboration with Islamic Relief Pakistan, is scaling up recovery and resilience building support. The floods impacted 33 million people, caused over 1,700 casualties, displaced over 8 million people, and pushed a further 9 million into extreme poverty.

Addressing the needs of flood affected people, UNDP held a handover event in Dadu and Larkana districts of Sindh to distribute essential aid and toolkits to bring about life-changing impact and help the communities build back better.

UNDP distributed 2,000 solar panels for renewable energy solutions, as well as 2,000 water filters for ensuring access to clean water, essential for community well-being, promoting public health, and preventing waterborne diseases. Thousands of agricultural toolkits were also distributed to support affected households with the necessary equipment for agricultural, reconstruction, and recovery efforts.

Mr. Hisashi Izumi, Programme Manager of the Floods Recovery Programme (FRP) at UNDP Pakistan stated, "I am pleased to announce that with the generous support from the Government of Japan, the intervention will support more than 15,000 people. This project will serve as a scalable intervention aimed at providing support to the most vulnerable populations, particularly women and adolescent girls, through interventions uniquely tailored to respond to the challenges facing them."

It is important to ensure that millions of marginalized families are not left behind, and that their vulnerability to future shocks is reduced. There is a renewed and urgent call for a scaled-up response to the needs of disaster-stricken communities. UNDP reaffirms its commitment to supporting transformational change towards more resilient communities.

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