EMERGENCY RESPONSE

HDF has been one of the foremost organizations to respond whenever catastrophe has hit the people of Pakistan. To meet the dire needs of people affected by natural disasters, calamities and other crises, we respond timely, providing relief and rescue to those who are in immediate need of it.

In 2014, HDF was involved in distribution of food items in Tharparker district, aiming to provide 18,900 milk packs, among other items, to the children in dire need. We also swiftly answered the call of our people during the 2011 flood, organizing 28 mobile health clinics which treated over 5000 patients, and partnered with Imran Khan Foundation, Faysal bank and Bearing Point, to provide 42,367 meals to more than 14,000 people.

In the past, we have also been involved in evacuating the injured from the earthquake hit areas in Muzaffarabad and setting up health centers where treatment was provided to them by teams of specialist doctors from USA. In the initial two months after the disastrous earthquake in 2005, food was provided to all the 1,074 households we took under our care. Our organization also gave shelter to our adopted households by delivering tents and CGI sheets to them. In addition, HDF provided 1,000/- pre- fabricated Alaska living structures through USA based organization and a big structure for Community Health Center (CHC). Moreover, warm clothing, blankets/quilts, shoes and other household materials were given to all the adopted households as well.

Similarly, HDF has also stepped up when our people have suffered as a result of man-made conflicts. We promptly came on the scene in 2009 when the Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) in Mardan needed urgent help. We treated 3,086 people through mobile health units and provided hygiene and sanitary kits to women. 18 pumps were installed as part of the water supply schemes and our organization distributed 1502 powder milk packets to children < 2 years of age. HDF also did not let the children’s time go to waste and set up temporary non-formal schools for them, while the women were trained to develop vocational skills through vocational centers.

HDF has aligned itself with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators that countries have adopted to end poverty and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.