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Early Relief and Rehabilitation Project

Project for Earthquake Relief & Rehabilitation:

NCHD actively worked for the victims of October 8, 2005 Earthquake.  During the relief phase, the Commission:

  • Constructed about 450 shelters,
  • Provided 1700 tents, and
  • Established a tent village at Mansehra
  • Provided shelter to 600 people
  • Set up 10 Essential Health Care Centers, and
  • Treated about 100,000 affectees

Under rehabilitation phase, NCHD focused on restarting education & health provision, shelter-construction and income-generation activities in major earthquake affected districts. The Project led to:

  • Re-open over 500 Government primary schools as 'transitional schools' with enrollment of over 50,000 children
  • Resource mobilization of Rs. 28,380,567 for the effectees


Relief Operation for the IDPs:

Due to the military operation in Swat, Buner, Dir and FATA, millions of people were forced to face hazardous conditions along with the uncertainty regarding the duration of their displacement.  In these settings, NCHD worked actively for the welfare of IDPs by initiating various relief activities on war-footing in the fields of Health, Education and other relief services. It formed an alliance with District Government Mardan for the provision of basic healthcare services to the IDPs living in sub-camps and off camps, scattered across 70 UCs of District Mardan.


  • 818 medical camps were organized
  • 63,031 patients were treated for diseases of all kind
  • Medicines worth Rs.37 million were distributed
  • 15 transitional schools have been established
  • 25 teachers were provided to the transitional schools
  • 1,323 children got enrolled including 928 boys and 395 girls
  • 157 teachers were given training in trauma counseling


NCHD Relief Operations-Hunza Nagar

A massive landslide hit Hunza District followed by boulders spread over 4km depositing 263 feet high debris, burying many villages into the Hunza River, creating a huge artificial lake. NCHD set up a relief camp at Human Development Support Unit Hunza Nagar along with assigning a team there with a few doctors. Free medical camps were established both at Karimabad and Altit relief camps which were accommodating 55 and 108 households respectively.  NCHD medical team provided the treatment and medicines to more than 70 patients. Five ALCs and four Feeder Schools were enrolling 400 children were also set up.

NCHD Flood Relief Operations

Two months of flooding wreaked havoc in Pakistan. It destroyed croplands and livestock, damaged physical and social infrastructure, and displaced millions. NCHD launched emergency relief soon after floods hit the country and immediate steps were taken to address the issues of hunger, shelter, clean drinking water, health and hygiene throughout the country.

Rescue and Relief

During the rescue and relief phase, NCHD

  • Rescued 85, 000 people,
  • Provided 19 flood relief camps with security, registration facilities, food, clean drinking water and essential health care on daily basis
  • Provided 47,596 bottles, 1,364 tankers, and 290 Aqua boxes with in-built filtration units
  • Distributed 74,160 dry food ration packs and cooked food to 373, 792 people
  • Provided 3,041 tents, 1,145 sleeping bags and 2, 570 plastic sheets
  • Distributed 3,046 water coolers, and 29,308 pairs of shoes and clothing
  • Set up 353 static medical camp treating 126,087 patients
  • 116,848 patients were treated in 879 mobile medical camps
  • Identified 5, 707 volunteers


Rehabilitation Initiatives

  • NCHD set up 310 Temporary Learning and Recreational Sites and 317 Adult Literacy Social Counseling Centers aiming at providing the flood affected children and adults with a joyful learning environment to overcome distress and trauma, regain balance, and to prepare them for rigors of rehabilitation. Over 22,000 children and about 5,000 adult were enrolled in them.


  • Skills development program has been initiated in collaboration with BBSYDP, which aims at meaningful rehabilitation, improved living standards and enhanced income generation.


  • NCHD volunteers, after their active participation in rescue and relief operations, have been working with the affected communities ever since, mobilizing people to clean debris.