Case Study: Locally Led Action in Pakistan

In early January 2022, heavy rains and snow started to fall in Balochistan, Pakistan. The heavy rains cut off regions from each other and disrupted essential services. The crisis affected several villages and damaged approximately 5,000 homes, forcing families to leave their communities. The crisis resulted in more than 38,000 people in need of immediate shelter and emergency WASH, food and livelihood support. The consortium of HANDS, Bright Star, and Muslim Aid was selected to provide support to nearly10,000 people in Balochistan. Emergency items were provided to the community such as tents, food preparation items, and hygiene and dignity kits (particularly focusing on adolescent girls). By working together, the humanitarian community in Balochistan was able to provide rapid emergency support to families left with nothing after the flooding. Equal and fair collaboration between INGOs and local organisations allowed for impactful support for communities.