The Road to Resilience - Bridging Relief & Development
Post Floods Early Recovery Programme
The floods of 2010 caused unprecedented destruction, submerging one-fifth of the country and affecting close to 20 million people. An estimated 1.7 million houses were destroyed or damaged and 6.2 million hectares of agricultural land was covered with floods, destroying the crops that were the only source of income for hundreds of thousands of families.
In response to the floods, the United Nations, together with Pakistani civil society organizations and with the support from many of our partners, worked very closely with the Government of Pakistan to implement a large-scale Early Recovery Programme.
UNDP launched a USD 85.23 million programme for the hard hit districts. It was based on a detailed early recovery needs assessment developed immediately following the devastating 2010 floods. This programme is among the largest early recovery and restoration programme carried out by UNDP.
This documentary highlights the focus of the programme: Rehabilitation of community infrastructure; building resilience, creating livelihood opportunities and re-establishing government capacity to provide basic services.
UNDP applied an area-based, multi-dimensional and integrated approach in the affected districts to restore capacities of local authorities, civil society and the private sector in order to lead the recovery process with a strong focus on women empowerment and participation. This ensured that the needs of the community were determined by the community including those of the most vulnerable groups especially women, children, the elderly, disabled and impoverished.