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  • Caritas Pakistan 23/3 Race course Road
    54000 Lahore
    Pakistan

    Email: caritas@caritas.org.pk
    Phone: +92 4236315584
    Website: http://www.caritas.org.pk/

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Caritas Pakistan

Non-Governmental Organization

http://www.caritas.org.pk/

Working with the disadvantaged people for their dignity and progress through Relief and Development Programs.

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Mission

Working with the disadvantaged people for their dignity and progress through Relief and Development Programs.

Disaster Reduction Goal

To reduce the risk of natural and man-made disasters and build the resilience of vulnerable communities in 14 hazard prone districts in five diocese of Pakistan.

Policies and Programmes in DRR

1. Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)
2. Prevention & Mitigation for flood affected communities
3. Community Based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP)

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

Caritas Pakistan selected DRR as thematic area and has established DRR department at National level and regional (diocesan) level.

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

Caritas Pakistan conducted detailed hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment in 14 disaster prone districts of Pakistan. The process of comprehensive early warning systems has been initiated in all 84 villages

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

DRR program is being implemented in coordination with all relevant stakeholders and information is shared at all level.

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

Caritas Pakistan launched tree plantation campaign and planted over 50000 plants secondly 17000 mangroves planted in 15 hectares land in coastal areas of Karachi.

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

Caritas Pakistan has establihsed community based disaster preparedness systems and based on it has established Emergency Response Team (ERT) at National and Diocesan level

Other activities

1. Selection of First Respondent Volunteers (FRV)s
2. Conduct hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessment at village level
3. Formation of DMCs
4. Training/sessions with DMCs and First Respondent Volunteers (FRV) on CBDRM
5. Advance trainings for Master trainers/Volunteers
6. Provision of Emergency Response Kit to DMCs
7. Establishment of Community Early Warning Systems
8. Social mobilization/mass scale awareness on CBDRM
9. Village Disaster Management Plan
10. Advocacy Initiatives (Events, consultation, Material)
11. Construction/rehabilitation of community infrastructures schemes
12. Consultation with government forest department
13. Environment friendly tree plantation campaign

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

Mr. Amjad Gulzar (Executive Director
Mr. Nadeem Yousaf (National Coordinator Disaster Risk Reduction)

Websites

https://www.preventionweb.net/caritas.pakistan

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  • Conferences:  - AMCDRR 2016
     - 2017 Global Platform
     - 2018 AMCDRR
     - 2019 Global Platform

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