PRC FATA Branch

 

PRC FATA Chapter has the capacity to respond to a number of emergency and disaster situations through a network of its agency level branches and a pool of trained volunteers across the FATA. In a wake of major disasters notably Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) 2009, Super Floods 2010, Temporary Displaced Persons (TDPs) of North Waziristan Agency 2014 and Earth Quake of 2015, PRC’s effective response to the above has been duly acknowledged by the affected people, Government officials, local opinion leaders and independent observers.

 

In all its operations, PRC gives equal importance to the protection, relief and wellbeing of the extreme vulnerable communities so as to reduce the adverse effects of disasters for them across FATA.

 

PRC has a considerable presence in Bajaur, Mohmand, Kurram and South Waziristan which are the most vulnerable agencies of FATA whereas it has a pool of committed registered volunteers (6000) who are actively involved in providing a range of humanitarian and relief services to the most vulnerable communities. PRC is actively running the below core components (projects) in FATA.

 

Disaster Management

 

The core areas in disaster management are as under:

  • Disaster Preparedness (Capacity Building of staff, volunteers and community by formation of community disaster response teams CDRT, PRC has a pool of trained HR at regional level, National, provincial and at district level.
  • Disaster Response (The response of the trained HR along with needs at the time of disaster
  • Maintenance of Disaster Preparedness Stock (Non-Food Items)
  • Youth & Volunteers Development (Recruitment of Volunteers and their capacity building Trainings and Awareness
  • Restoring Family Links
  • Community Based Risk Education and Victims’ Assistance

 

The DM department at PRC FATA carried out the following activities since its establishment. The Disaster Response Rostrum at PRC FATA is shown in the following table:

 

Area/Branch ADRT BDRT NDRT RDRT
FATA-HQ 40 52 04 01
Mohmand 30 02
Bajaur 30
Kurram 25
SWA 25
150 52 06 01

 

Besides the above trained HR available with the DM department; the PRC FATA carried out the following activities during last few years:

  • Distribution of food packages among 62 families (IDPs of Malakand Agency & FR Bannu) in district Bannu in June-July 2009.
  • Distributed food and non food items among 3281 affected families (IDPs of tehsil Chagharzi) living in Swari Camp and Krapa Camp in district Buner in August 2009
  • In September started the Ago-Support Program distributed Seed and Fertilizers among 21,119 families of 07 union councils of district Buner
  • PRC FATA distributed food & non food items among 563 families living with hosting families in Tehsil Jamrud & assessable areas of Tehsil Bara, Khyber Agency in the year 2010
  • PRC FATA distributed Food & Non Food Items among 7349 flood affected families in FATA during Super floods 2010.
  • PRC FATA distributed Food & Non Food Items among 7349 flood affected families in FATA during Super floods 2010.
  • PRC FATA Branch distributed Non Food Items (NFI) among 720 displaced affected families due to Sectarian clashes in Kurram Agency in 2011.
  • PRC FATA distributed 1000 Non Food items (NFIs) among returning families of South Wazirstan Agency in DIKhan on 21-22 October 2011.
  • PRC FATA distributed 20,800 blankets among affected families of Khyber, Mohmand and South Waziristan Agencies in 2012.
  • PRC FATA distributed Non Food Items (NFI) among the four thousand (4000) temporarily displaced persons of North Waziristan in Bannu June-July 2014.
  • In 2014 PRC National Headquarters signed MOU with World Food Programme and PRC FATA established two food distribution hubs in Bannu for TDPs of North Waziristan Agency.
  • PRC FATA further extended General Food Distribution project to Bara for the returnees and successfully completed six food distribution hubs in Bara.
  • In 2015 PRC FATA distributed non food items among EQ 900 affected families in Mohmand and Bajaur Agencies.

 

Disaster Response Activities of PRC FATA

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health

 

PRC FATA has not only provided medical services in static unit in BHU Torkham since its establishment but also offered mobile health services for the TDPs of NWA in District Bannu in 2014.

Initially BHU Torkham was working under the management of PRC-KP from 2002-2007. In 2007 the handling and control of that BHU was taken up by PRC-FATA. An average of 1000-1200 hundred patients from inside and across the border received free medical (preventive and curative) services.

In 2014, PRC-FATA provided free medical services on emergency basis to the TDPs of NWA and total of 7000(approx)patients treated in the period of one month.

 

Restoring Family Links

 

Whenever people are separated from, or without news of, their loved ones as a result of armed conflict, other situations of violence, natural disaster or other situations requiring a humanitarian response, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement responds efficiently and effectively by mobilizing its resources to restore family links.”

 

  • To restore and maintain communication b/w separated family members when normal means of communication such as telephone and postal services are not functioning
  • To locate and reunite family members separated by conflicts or disasters etc.
  • Frequently restoring family links across FATA.

 

First Aid

This is an immediate help provided to a sick or injured person until professional help arrives.

The first aid services are planned services provided during public events to respond to potential emergencies. It is established by an agreement between the event organizers, communities and the volunteers and staff in their Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

                                                       

Objectives:

 

 

  • Hundreds of participants were trained across FATA in the First Aid care;
  • Promote the mission of RCRC Movement (Students, Businessmen and community elders)across FATA,
  • Recruit Volunteers, build their capacities and prepare them to effectively respond to the disasters.
  • Strengthen the First Aid performance as leaders, managers, and team members
  • Prepare the First Aid Teams to cope with local and national emergencies, disasters and provides its auxiliary resilient role to the Government

 

Number of activities carried out by FA department of PRC-FATA since its establishment up to 2015 is as under:

Branch Basic FA training Advance FA training ToT
FATA-HQ 50 30 4
Mohmand 20 10 Nil
Bajaur 20 10 Nil
Kurram 2 4 Nil
SWA 1 2 Nil

 

Numbers of trainings carried out by 13 FA trainers in FATA and FR regions during 2016 are as under:

 

Only Basic FA trainings are in the process and only 135 are conducted so for.

 

Youth & Volunteer

 

  • Volunteerism – backbone of the Pakistan Red Crescent.
  • To raise awareness amongst general masses about volunteer work.
  • PRC has a wider support from volunteers in emergency services.
  • Recruitment, training, development and retaining with gender balanced delivery of voluntary services.
  • Deployment of volunteers is key element in emergency response.
  • To introduce good governance and implement the principles of good governance at all levels.
  • To develop PRC youth and volunteer networks at all levels.
  • Maintaining liaison with other voluntary organizations.
  • Recognition of voluntary services.
  • Develop and strengthen partnership and advocacy at all levels.
  • Formation of PRC Junior/Youth Clubs at schools, colleges and universities level.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of their contribution.

 

 

 

S.NO Description Numbers
1 Volunteers Recruited 5700
2 Volunteers trained in Disaster Management 500
3 Volunteers trained in First Aid 1200
4 Volunteers trained in Re-uniting Family Links 40
5 Volunteers trained in Leadership & Behavior Change 50
6 Volunteers trained in Communication 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Based Risk Education and Victims’ Assistance (CBRE & VA)

Awareness raising and inspire behavioral changes through information sharing, education, training and close coordination with the targeted communities to reduce the risks of injuries because of unexploded ordnances and IEDs, etc.

Now this project work in three Agencies of FATA Mohmand  Agency, Bajaur Agency, and Khyber Agency.

We have four educators and one Agency Officer at each Agency in cited three Agencies of FATA.

Till now we have delivered 13775 sessions to 230515 residents of FATA to adopt safety behavior from risky. Inspite of that 103252 dissemination materials have distributed among at risk residents and assist 174 disables in term of artificial limbs of FATA.

 

Partnership with the UN-WFP

 

PRCFATA in partnership with the WFP is engaged in distributing food items amongst the TDPs of North Waziristan Agency and assisting the repatriated families of tehsil BARA of Khyber Agency.