Muslim Aid project/programme activities have received significant coverage in Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF) newsletter publication.
PHF was established as an independent forum in 2003, whereby it started representing, facilitating, and supporting humanitarian assistance and long-term development programming initiatives of its member International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) working in Pakistan. Currently, it is representing 39 INGOs in the country. PHF’s core services include coordination, information, communication and advocacy with all stakeholders including government bodies, donor agencies, UN, I/NGOs and other organizations at Federal and Provincial level.
Muslim Aid intervention:
The drought in Balochistan has affected over 4.4 million people. Particularly, women and children remain in dire need of health interventions with a high incidence of communicable disease in the communities. As per the NDMA Assessment Report of October-November 2018, the crisis has led to an alarming rate of suicidal tendencies among women.
With an aim to complement Government efforts in providing immediate lifesaving and life sustaining assistance, Muslim Aid has adopted an integrated Multisector Response Approach to tackle the effects of drought in 25 villages across three Union Councils (UCs); Ziarat Balanosh, Amuri, and Nokundi of District Chagai, located north-west of Balochistan. Muslim Aid has reached out to a total of 8,968 individuals directly and 9,600 indirectly, through an integrated response in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and Food Security.
In this regard, Muslim Aid in partnership with UN-OCHA, implemented the Pakistan Humanitarian Pool Fund (PHPF) Program working on an integrated approach with women in the community.