HANDS Disaster Management Program responded to major disasters in Pakistan and in Nepal and has vast experience to deal with emergency responses during the recent disaster in Pakistan and out of the country. Following is the history of HANDS disaster response:
1. 2016 Sindh Heat Wave anticipatory Emergency Response:
Immediately Emergency Response was initiated by establishing Heat Wave Relief camps at different locations of Karachi. HANDS Utilized its community based staff for provision of awareness regarding precautionary measures during heat waves to more than 35,000 people have been received HANDS relief included awareness raising material in different districts of Sindh including Karachi at the cost of Rs. 2.2 million).
2. 2015 Shangla & Chitral Earthquake Emergency Response:
Immediately Emergency Response was initiated for affected families by shifting affected families at safer places and provision of Medical services. More than 5000 families received HANDS relief in affected areas of Shangla & Chitral, the cost of Rs. 17.7 million)
3. 2015 Flood Emergency Response in Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtoonkhawah:
Immediately Emergency Response was initiated to the effected population by providing transport, health and temporary shelter services to the affected families.
More than 6750 families in 7 districts including Layyah, Rajanpur of Punjab, Thatta, Shaheed Benizirabad, Khairpur of Sindh and Chitral of KP were benefited at the cost of Rs. 58 million Rupees were contributed in this response.
4. 2015 Karachi Heat Stroke Emergency Response:
Immediately Emergency Response was initiated by establishing Heat Stroke Relief camps at Jinnah Hospital Karachi and at HANDS Hospital Jamkanda Bin Qasim town of District Malir more than 10,000 people have been received HANDS relief included referral and medical services in
Karachi at the cost of Rs. 05 million).
5. 2015 Nepal Earthquake Emergency Response:
Immediately Emergency Response was done for survivors. The response later transform in to early recovery. More than 5,000 survivors were benefited from HANDS services through health, shelter, temporary learning centre (schools) and food distribution services. HANDS has contributed upto 50 million Nepali Rupees in this intervention.
6. 2014 Flood Emergency in Southern and Northern Punjab:
Immediately Emergency Response was initiated to the effected population by providing transport, health and temporary shelter services. The early recovery intervention initiated with rehabilitation of water, food, sanitation, education, street pavement and small bridge facilities. More than 7000 families in 6 districts including Muzafargarh, Rajanpur, Sialkot, Chiniot, Mandi Bahaudin and Jhang were benefited. More than 15 million
Rupees were contributed in this response.
7. 2014 North Waziristan Emergency Response (IDPs):
Emergency Response was initiated within 36 hours to provide assistance to Internally Displace PeopIes (IDPs) at Bannu. HANDS intervention is comprised of health services to more than 10,000 beneficiaries with the cost of Rs. 2.3 million.
8. 2014-2016 Tharparkar Drought Response:
Emergency Response was initiated in March, 2014 at 02 districts of Southern Sindh that is Tharparkar and Umerkot. Relief packages was provided to 6,000 families. Later 0.8 million population were benefited with Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM). HANDS has contributed more than Rs.195 million in this intervention.
9. 2013 Awaran Balochistan Earthquake Response:
Emergency response was initiated within 8 hours & comprehensive relief package was provided in hard conditions and conflicted areas to more than 10,000 families in three districts Awaran,
Panjgur and Kech. The intervention comprised of health, education, shelter, livelihood and water sanitation services. HANDS contributed more
than Rs. 250 million in these areas.
10. 2012 Northern Sindh, South Punjab and Balochistan Rain Emergency Response:
Emergency response was initiated in 06 districts of Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan which includes Jacobabad, Kashmore, Ghotki, Shikarpur, Rajanpur and Jaferabad. Emergency relief package was provided to 27000 families at the cost of Rs. 46 million.
11. 2011 Southern Sindh Rain Emergency Response:
Emergency response was initiated in 8 districts of Southern Sindh, including Umerkot, Badin, Sanghar, Matiari, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas, Thatta & Jamshoro . 29000 families were reached. Total cost of the projects was Rs. 220 million.
12. 2010 Northern and Southern Sindh Flood Emergency Response:
Emergency response was initiated in 07 worst affected districts of northern and southern Sindh. 36,000 families were reached. Later the early recovery and rehabilitation intervention done. Total cost of the projects were Rs. 415 million.