HADAF strives to bring sense of security amid fears of disaster and uncertainty. God forbid, Pakistan may face worst case scenarios of natural and man-made disasters.
It is susceptible to violent seismic activity, flooding of water channels, heavy torrential rains, sea storms, as well as war, urban fire, nuclear outfall and terrorism. HADAF strives to improve the levels of emergency preparedness as well as providing effective rescue and relief in the aftermath of a disaster.
HADAF Response to Swat IDPs:
- HADAF is proud to have played its role in relief efforts to many groups of IDPs which had migrated to District Haripur from different parts of Swat during operation against militants in 2007 afterwards. One of such transitional camp was located at Workers Welfare Board Colony, Takht Bhai where 200 families could not get themselves registered with the local authorities but it was HADAF which managed successfully to deliver relief goods containing Atta, Edible Oil, Sugar, Gas Burners and gas cylinders along with a petty cash of Rs. 300 was also paid to each family for gas refilling costs.Moreover medical facilities were also provided which included the regular visits of the Medical Practitioners and the provision of the prescribed medicines. The total contribution made at this camp amounted to 1 million PKR.Since this was the biggest migration in the history of the world, there were some other camps of the IDPs scattered throughout the KPK and other provinces of Pakistan. HADAF played a significant role in distribution of free packages containing food items amongst the IDPs in the camps at different locations the detail of which is summarized as under.300 families were supported in the form of Food and Kitchen items at the Camp situated at Pak China Fertilizers Factory, Haripur.30 families were supported at the Camp located at Government High School, Panian. Sixty families were provided the relief goods camped at Government High School No. 2, Haripur.Thirty Five families were provided the relief goods of daily Use at the Camp situated at Government Girls Primary School, Serai Saleh, district Haripur.In the same way eight families staying at the Camp located at Government High School, Rehana, district Haripur in the form of food and kitchen items.
HADAF realized the predicament of communities in Kohistan and the HADAF Board Members contributed more than Rs. 1 million towards the Flood Relief effort. The donation was used for making family ration packs for feeding a family of seven people for one week. 80 family ration packs were taken to Dobair and Palas valleys of District Kohistan for distribution.The bridge at Dobair had been washed away by the flash floods and all the family ration packs had to be carried across the river on a swing bridge. HADAF team members identified the affectees and the flood ration packs were distributed amongst the affectees. Besides this, the team of HADAF made a detail survey of most affected union councils including Shalkhan Abad and Sharakot.
Similarly in district Haripur the flood affected regions were some of the hilly areas of Tehsil Khanpur and Ghazi where livestock and property mainly was destroyed.HADAF made a detail survey of the region and extended services and assisted the affected communities in rehabilitation. The internally displaced persons (IDP) of Malakand and Swat were deployed in Haripur district and HADAF did its level best to provide the necessary commodities and necessaries of life. HADAF also made special diagnostics arrangements for the affected communities and provided the medical treatment. We were also able to install a Water Filtration Plant at Government High School No. 1, Haripur with the financial support of Pukar Foundation which not only met the need of the IDPs who stayed at this school but is also benefiting the 3,000 students studying in this school on permanent basis even after the departure of the IDPs and it will continue to serve the school children for an indefinite time ahead.
Flood 2010 in Pakistan
August 2010, brought the worst floods in the living memory of the country. Large swathes of the country were inundated. Floods waters submerged entire districts and wreaked equally deadly havocs in the mountainous areas. Kohistan District faced the fury of flash floods. Roads networks were severed, localities cut off from regular flood supplies, and villagers in Kohistan were towards and could not get word out. The media gravitated towards the more accessible low lying areas.