Building resilience by strengthening the community through inclusive Disaster Risk Management
|APPROVED DATE||March 19, 2019|
|EST. IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD||18 Months|
|START DATE||November 25, 2019|
|END DATE||May 24, 2021|
Balochistan is a southwestern province of Pakistan and the geographical area of Balochistan is around 347,190 square kilometers. The province consists of a plateau mostly comprised of hilly terrain. Balochistan has an annual rainfall of less than 250 mm on average and is thus a dry/arid region. Hence reliance on rainfall by Balochistan farmers for growing crops is low, which intensifies their search for a more reliable water source to secure irrigation to ensure high crop yields.
Balochistan is characterized by a diversified climate which ranges from semi- to hyper-arid. Balochistan is exposed to a number of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, flash floods and dike or dam failures, landslides, and cyclones. In the past, these hazards have resulted in some major disasters, such as the Ziarat earthquake of 1998 and the floods of 2010.
Historically, Balochistan has faced the highest disaster risk from tsunami droughts, earthquakes, and floods. Drought is an insidious hazard of nature that originates from a deficiency of precipitation over an extended period of time, usually a season or more, which results in a water shortage for some activity, group, or environmental sectors. The main reason for droughts in Balochistan is the lack of rainfall. Over the last decade, the Nushki, Chaghi, Killah Abdullah, Killa Saifullah, Kharan, Washuk, Panjgure, Pishin, Kech, Gawadar, and Awaran districts have suffered severe drought.
People across the province are vulnerable to increasing and interconnected impacts of climate change such as receding groundwater resources, energy, and food supplies. Due to low rainfall and limited freshwater resources, the drought situation in Balochistan is rapidly developing into one of the worst disasters in Pakistan. Countrywide, more than 7% population is exposed to hazard. The last drought spell affected more than 2 million people in Sindh and Balochistan with water and food shortage whereas the floods and moon soon rain particularly the flash floods which have caused almost 1.5 to 2 million damages.
LOCATION & PEOPLE
Chaghi and Killa Saifullah
Financing: PUBLIC – PRIVATE
Project Size: SMALL (50-100) – MEDIUM (100-500) – LARGE (>500)
|NDRMF Share||PKR 264.353 million|
|FIP Share||PKR 136.504 million|
*Price is tentative and converted into USD @ 140 PKR*