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Helping Families with Post-flood Recovery in Pakistan
Published 07/06/2011 by Global Communities
Helping Families with Post-flood Recovery
The 2010 floods in Pakistan affected 18.1 million people throughout the country. Thousands of families have returned to their homes only to find them partially or completely destroyed and unlivable. Global Communities immediately responded to the floods and is now taking a longer-term approach through the USAID-funded Providing Real Opportunities for Shelter to Promote Early Recovery (PROSPER) program, an 8-month initiative that will provide safe and durable shelters to over 4,500 flood-affected families. Having a place to live is a critical factor in jump starting disaster recovery and Global Communities worked with these families to provide construction materials, technical support and skills training, and cash-for-work activities.