Programme period: 2010 – 2013
ZOA started a three year Disaster Reponse Programma in cooperation with local implementing partner I-LAP (Interfaith – League Against Poverty) in Pakistan, following the flooding in August 2010.
ZOA focused on early recovery by assisting in preparing the fields, repairing the irrigation system of the most vulnerable flood affected people, and establishing Community Based Organisations (CBOs) for small farmers, in order to socio-economically empower the people of Rahim Yar Khan District.
Initially, ZOA funded a partner organization that provided tents. Later on, ZOA employees themselves travelled to Pakistan for a rehabilitation program for small farmers who had lost everything. Irrigation systems were being restored and tools, seeds were distributed. One room shelters were build and latrines constructed.
The programme was funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department, ECHO and ZOA Netherlands (Emergency Funds, churches).