Participatory Village Planning

In early September 2012, Jacobabad district was flooded due to heavy monsoon rain. Many houses collapsed, and people were forced to live in tents, emergency shelters or under the open sky. Around 89% of the population was affected.Flooding in 2012 in Pakistan’s Sindh province affected affected an area near where CRS was already working on a previous flood response, so CRS teams were able to mobilize rapidly to provide 5,167 families with transitional shelters that were quick to build. The shelters conformed to Sphere standards, incorporated Disaster Risk Reduction elements, and were built in three rounds of construction. Following the emergency response, CRS introduced village site-planning to improve village resilience to inevitable future floods.