SINDH DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION

Shelter

In 2010 & 2011 Pakistan was struck by its worst ever natural disaster, one fifth of the country
was inundated by floodwater causing massive damage to infrastructure. Roads were
submerged, bridges swept away, and many schools and hospitals damaged, affecting an
estimated 20 million people. As the land was lost to water so were the livelihoods of the people
as their crops and homes were destroyed and their livestock drowned.
The floods affected 7780 villages and 141 urban settlements in 84 districts out of a total of 121
districts in Pakistan and affected more than 20 million people. Updated figure shows that
805,694 houses were completely destroyed and many more damaged.
The above mentioned floods badly hit the Province Sindh beside the other parts of the country.
Sindh is the second largest province of Pakistan in terms of population. Nearly 52 per cent of its
population lives in the rural areas. The rural-urban poverty gap in Sindh is high compared to the
other provinces. The bulk of the rural population is said to be living below the poverty line.
The main objective of the project is to protect affected families of District Shikarpur by
providing them housing to help the victims back to normal life prior to the floods. The Duration
of this project should be about 12 months.
After the completion of the project beneficiary will get the shelter with the following facilities:
One room.
One hall.
Kitchen.
Bathroom.
Hand pump.
Lighting.
Doors.
Windows.
Donor’s Name Plate.