Feb 24, 2011

Sindh: In Positive Move, UNDP to Pump out Flood Water

Some light on the horizon for the millions of flood victims in Sindh, now the UNDP has unveiled a Japanese funded plan to pump out the excess water but the case puts in relief the failings of the Pakistan government both during and after the catastrophe.


Below is an article published The ExpressTribune:


A United Nations Development Program (UNDP) project, funded by Japan, would help pump out flood water and clean up villages in Sindh.

UNDP administrator Helen Clark visited Khairpur Nathan Shah and Bagho Teweno villages in Dadu and met female heads of households to give them ownership certificates for their new homes. The new houses have solar lanterns and solar water heaters while the communal areas are also lit by solar streetlights.

They were built by local communities through cash-for-work schemes. “It is important to continue to support Pakistan’s recovery since much is left to be done,” said Clark.

“This house is spacious and well built. It will last us many years,” said Shama Bibi, a mother of five and a proud new home owner.

Seven million people were affected by the 2010 floods in Sindh alone.