Pakistan’s vulnerability to natural disasters has increased manifold predominantly due to climatic change effects. According to report produced by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) “Developing countries are the most vulnerable to climate change impacts because they have fewer resources to adapt: socially, technologically and financially”. From 1970 to 2014 approximately two million people died in the region due to disasters. Underdeveloped and developing nations are more vulnerable to these natural calamities mainly due to week governance, poor inter-departmental coordination, poor infrastructure and insufficient arrangements to coup with natural disasters, coupled with other socio-economic and development issues. Rampant corruption and poor understanding of disaster contributed at large scale to deteriorate the situations.
Program Objective for 2022
- Adapting CBDRM modalities to correspond to the needs, specific hazards and resources identified in each respective area’s Disaster Management Plan.
- Developing and or linking Early Warning Systems (EWS) at the District and sub-district levels to CBDRM programming at the local level.
- Incorporating information from District Multi-Hazard & Vulnerability Risk Assessments (MHVRA), and flood risk modeling at the district level, where they exist.