Strengthening resilience through food security and livelihoods support to drought-affected communities of Umerkot District in Pakistan

Pakistan Strengthening Institutions and Civil Society
July 2022
September 2023

The proposed 14-month intervention is designed to focus on improving livelihood resilience, with practical measures to support and scale-up assistance with a greater emphasis on participatory approach, by building the capacity of communities and strengthening disaster risk reduction practices by contingency and continuity planning. In Sindh, the climate change has posed severe threats resulting in increasing incidences of drought due to change in precipitation patterns, and subsequently drought-led food insecurity and malnutrition. Agriculture sector has been adversely affected by water insecurity (due to climate change) leading to decrease in crop yields, ultimately increasing agricultural constraints. Furthermore, increase in intensity and frequency of heatwaves due to global warming has plummeted growth of agriculture. Along with these negative effects on agriculture, there will be an increase in incidences of climate induced migrations and subsequent socioeconomic burden. Total number of beneficiaries of this intervention are 63,840 individuals. The goal of this proposed intervention is to support and flexibly strengthen the resilience of extremely vulnerable and hazard-prone communities in 03 Union Councils (UCs) of Umerkot through targeted Cash, Agriculture and Economic Recovery & Market Systems activities.

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