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Disaster Management Program

HANDS is one of the largest not for profit organization of country and having strong roots and work in all districts of Sindh & Baluchistan. HANDS working in Karachi Rural, Thatta, Badin, Matiari, Hyderabad, Dadu, Jacobabad, Sukkur, Umerkot, Shikarpur, Shahdadkot, Ghotki, Larkana, Kashmore, Jaferabad and Quetta since many years and has its regional offices at all places. HANDS has more than 1000 staff and about 100,000 volunteers available.

HANDS has extensive experience of working for emergency response in many times in history like Badin Cyclone, Kashmeer earthquake, floods in many districts of Sindh etc. Like its previous extensive experience to work in emergency response and relief, HANDS also mobilized its all possible resources, HR, Financial resources, to help communities of these areas at this very hard time

Goal and Objectives:
The goal of HANDS response is to meet the immediate relief needs of women, men, boys and girls affected by any natural or human made disaster and to support target communities in recovering from the impact of the disaster over the short, medium and long term.

Key Interventions:

Key sector Phase I Emergency Relief Activities
Evacuation from danger places
  • Coordinating MET, NDMA, PDMA & other govt & private organizations for latest updates
  • Dissemination of disaster updates with communities through regional offices of HANDS
  • Establishing Relief Camps at safer places
  • Evacuation of danger places and shifting people to safe places in relief camps
Water supply, sanitation and hygiene
  • Distribution of clean water
  • Restoration of water supply systems (immediate repair, fuel, cleaning, etc.)
  • Construction of Pit latrines, hand pumps etc
  • Distribution of water purification supplies
  • Restoration of sanitation facilities (cleaning of latrines, etc.) and hygiene promotion
  • Distribution of water storage containers and hygiene materials
Medical services
  • Arranging medical camps, necessary medicines, mobile clinics, referrals etc
  • Establishment of Diarrhea Treatment Centers (DTCs), EMoNC centers, secondary care temporary hospitals etc
  • Developing & dissemination of health education, hygiene promotion material and conducting sessions
  • Establishing ORS corners in relief camps
Emergency family Shelter and household recovery
  • Distribution of temporary shelter materials (including plastic sheeting, tents)
  • Support for mobilization of community base organizations (CBOs) in displaced persons centers to organize and improve shelter conditions
  • Distribution of family household kits including basic items such as cooking utensils, soap, sanitary products for women, etc.
Recovery of food security
  • Distribution of food, ration etc
  • Distribution of Food & Nutrition supplements
  • Support for recovery of food production, seeds, tools, cleaning of land, etc.
  • Alternative livelihood recovery
Cross-cutting issues
  • The response will pay particular attention to assessing and responding to the needs of women and children, particularly on protection issues arising from the disaster
  • The response will also take a disaster risk reduction approach, considering in particular the environmental impacts of the disaster

 

Phase II and Phase III interventions to be developed based on further assessment and sound analysis of appropriate disaster relief and recovery measures and strategies.

Immediate Actions & Resource Mobilization

  1. Immediately mobilizing all possible HANDS available resources which are more than 1000 paid field base employees including medical staff of more than 100 persons and 10,000 volunteers, 50 vehicles and finances to affected areas
  2. SoS appeal to all NGOs, donor agencies, public sector for their immediate support
  3. Mobilizing HANDS executive committee for generating philanthropy support from national & international business communities as usual
  4. Coordinating with District, Provincial & Federal Governments, NDMA, PDMA & other small NGOs, CBOs,
  5. Mobilizing all Regional offices of HANDS for collecting cloths, food items, medicines, cash & kind from all areas of county

 

Office Name
Responsibility
Person In-charge
Contact
HANDS Karachi Head Office
Central Disaster Control & Monitoring Office
  1. Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed Chief Executive & Chief Coordinator
  2. Aslam Khan
    Chief Operating Executive
  3. Zafar Dehraj-GM Disaster
  4. Dr. Khalid Parvez- GM Medical Services
  5. D Irfan Ahmed- Incharge Food & Shelter services
  6. Dr Anjum Fatima- GM-MER
  7. Ms. Rahila Rahim- GM CPI & Incharge WASH
  8. Mr. Qalandar-GM Education Services
  9. Mr. Anwar Iqbal- GM Finance
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HANDS Regional Office Thatta
Emergency Control Office for Thatta
Dr. Akash Abbasi Coordinator Thatta
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HANDS Regional Office Badin
Emergency Control Office for Badin
Mr. Hyder Panhwar-Coordinator Badin
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HANDS Regional Office Karachi
Emergency Control Office for Karachi
Mr. Khalil Wadhelo Coordinator Karachi
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HANDS Regional Office Hyderabad
Emergency Relief Support Office Hyderabad, Tando Muhammad Khan & Tando Allahyar
Mr. Abdul Razaq Umrani Coordinator Hyderabad ER Support Office
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HANDS Regional office Hala
Emergency Relief Support Office for Hala & Matiari
Ms. Azra Shakeel Shah Coordinator Hala/Matyari ER Support office
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HANDS Regional Office Shikarpur
Emergency Relief Support Office for Shikarpur
Dr. Masood Akber Coordinator Shikarpur ER Support office
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HANDS Regional Office Sukkhar
Emergency Relief Support Office for Sukkur
Mr. Nizamuddin Bharchoond Coordinator Sukkur ER Support office
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HANDS Regional Office Jacobabad
Emergency Relief Support Office for Jacobabad & Kashmore
Mr. Murtaza Noonari Coordinator Jacobabad/ Kashmore ER Support office
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Tel : 072 2652101 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 072 2652101 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
HANDS Regional Office Quetta
Emergency Relief Support office Baluchistan
Mr. Ahmed Jan Coordinator Baluchistan ER Support office
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Tel:081-2839258 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 081-2839258 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
HANDS Regional Office Dadu
Emergency Relief Support office Dadu
Mr. Abdul Aziz Babar Coordinator ER Support Office
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Tel # 0254022140
HANDS Regional office Umarkot
Emergency relief Support office Umarkot
Mr. Bansi Malhi Coordinator ER Support office
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Tel: 92—238-571669
HANDS Regional Office Sanghar
Emergency Relief Support office Sanghar
Mr. Aijaz Memon Coordinator ER Sanghar
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HANDS Islamabad
Liaison Office
Disaster Monitoring Office
Sarwat Mirza
Chief Technical Executive
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 01 February 2011 05:54 )