Support to the livelihood by ensuring protective assistance to livestock for improved food security of the vulnerable

Funded by:

UNOCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)

Summary:

Pakistan being a disaster-prone country is vulnerable to both natural and human induced disasters. The most frequent hazards include floods and droughts throughout the country, earthquakes and, global food and farm input prices.The floods 2013 have affected more than 1.4 million people across Pakistan.National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) indicates that 234 have died (88 in Punjab and 47 in Sindh). 1,496,870 persons are affected (795,857: 53.1% in Punjab and 524,833: 35% in Sindh), 79,208 houses are destroyed or damaged (35,490: 44% in Sindh, 24,231: 30.5% in Punjab and 17,720: 22.3% in Balochistan). 1,457,299 acres of cropped area is affected (1,094,171 acres: 75% in Punjab and 246,590 acres: 16.9% in Sindh). 4155 persons are in 408 relief camps (361 relief camps in Punjab) and 8,414 livestock is lost (8,135: 96% in Balochistan).

District Muzaffargarh was at the bottom of the development ranking, even before floods, within the province of Punjab and the majority of its inhabitants are dependent on agriculture. The 2010 flood has deprived a majority of the population living in district Muzaffargarh of their source of income.

With the financial support of UNOCHA, MOJAZ is implementing the project in UC KhangarhDoma of Tehsil Alipur, District Muzaffargarh. Itis the worst affected as per government information. The total households of the UC are 8990. Over all the UC is 90 % affected. The total cropped area is 33000 acres. The major crops grown in the area are wheat, cotton, sugarcane and sunflower. The major loses occurred due to breach in the Sindh bund which caused major loses to agriculture land, infrastructure and livestock. 10 to 15% houses were affected partially. One government school in village Khanwah is completely affected due to standing water inside school.

The objective of the project is to Support to the livelihood by ensuring protective assistance to livestock for improved food security of the vulnerable. MOJAZ is providing following services in the mentioned UC.

Output 1: Productive livestock assets are protected towards improved level of food security for 800 households (women/aged will be given preference)

  • Distribution of Livestock Balance Feed (Wanda) 100 Kg for 800 HHs
  • Vaccination of large ruminants 2,000 units
  • Provision of poultry flocks to 300 women headed HHs
  • Poultry Flocks Feed distribution to 300 HHs
  • Poultry Flock Cages to 300 HHs

Measurable Indicators:

  • 800 HHs are supported with provision of balance feed (Wanda) for their livestock.
  • 2000 large ruminants are vaccinated
  • 300 HHs receive poultry flocks to women headed HHs
  • 300 HHs receive poultry flock feed
  • 300 HHs receive poultry Cage

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