AKPBS rehabilitated damaged water supply schemes and sanitation facilities, constructed winterized shelters, and installed latrines and water supply points. During the year 2011, AKPBS provided 2,815 transitional shelters with 234 water supply points and 1,028 communal latrines in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Health and Hygiene awareness sessions were also conducted at the shelter sites to create awareness amongst the communities about good hygiene practices.
In the Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral, a total of 767 winterised transitional shelters and 483 repairs were provided to flood affected families whose homes were damaged/destroyed by the floods. Utilising its Building and Construction Improvement Programme’s energy efficient and home improvement products, AKPBS,P provided additional these highly vulnerable families were protected from the harsh winters of the region.
Following the completion of the Relief and Recovery Programme, AKPBS is currently initiating its activities for the next phase of post-flood rehabilitation of the affected communities and has introduced a long-term vision for economical, disaster resilient and energy efficient permanent housing development. The proposed housing models will be disaster resilient, durable and will include improved aesthetics and thermal comfort, while also being culturally sensitive and environmentally friendly. The beneficiaries of the permanent housing in both the regions will be provided with better housing solutions as compared to their old houses, which were seismically unsafe and non-engineered.