USAID-RSPN Emergency Relief Assistance Projects

In August 2010, following the devastating floods in Pakistan, the  Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) entered into Partnership with USAID to provide emergency relief items to 34,631 households affected by floods in 18 of the worst affected districts across 4 provinces in Pakistan.

To implement the project RSPN partnered with 4 Rural Support Programmes (RSPs) in the relevant provinces, these were the:

  1. Balochistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP)
  2. Punjab Rural Support Programme (PRSP)
  3. Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP)
  4. Sindh Rural Support Organization (SRSO)

The 18 selected Districts where emergency relief items were provided were:

Balochistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP)
S.No District
1 Sibi
2 Naseerabad
3 Jafferabad
Punjab Rural Support Programme(PRSP)
1 Layyah
2 Muzaffargarah
Sarhad Rural Support Programme(SRSP)
1 Nowshera
2 Peshawar
3 Charsadda
4 Chitral
5 Swat
6 Dir
7 Shangla
8 Kohistan
Sindh Rural Support Organisation(SRSO)
1 Kashmore
2 Shikarpur
3 Sukkar
4 Khairpur
5 Larkana

Each relief item kit, including a food item pack as well as a non-food item pack, serviced a family of 7 for a one month period. The item within the two kits, with specified qualities and brands are:

1 Flour (fine quality) 1 30 Kg 20
2 Ghee/Oil (dalda) 1 100 Litre 3
3 spices(national foods) 1 50 Pack 1
4 Pulses (fine quality) 1 120 Kg 3
5 Rice (Basmati is possible) 1 100 Kg 4
6 Sugar (fine quality) 1 75 Kg 4
7 Tea (lipton yellow label) 1 200 Pack 1
8 Mineral water (nestle) 1 25 Litre 6
9 Salt (National Foods) 1 20 Kg 1
10 Energy Biscuits  (Wheat by LU) 1 25 pack 6
11 Dates (fine quality) 1 130 Kg 1
Non – Food items  
1 Plates (864 gram metal) and 1 40   6
spoons (264 gram metal)
2 Small Pots 1 200   2
(440 grams metal for cooking)
3 Tawa (1572 gram metal) 1 220   1
4 Bath soap (Safeguard) 1 50   3
5 Detergent Soap (Sufi soap) 1 35   6
6 Cotton wool and gauze 1 80   1
(clean quality)
7 Bucket ( 16X 15 inches) 1 250   1
8 Tooth brushes (Shield make) 1 20   5
9 Tooth powder (Dentonic) 1 50   1
10 Comb (fine quality plastic) 1 20   2
11 Pot and Mug (Lota) 1 100   1
(fine quality plastic)
12 Packaging (by RSPN) 1 300   1

As a central platform for the RSPs, the RSPN facilitated and coordinated relief efforts amongst the various RSPs.  RSPN worked closely with its partner RSPs in the four provinces to help expedite relief efforts. RSPN also coordinate with other agencies undertaking relief work, to avoid duplication, and in this regard liaised with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the relevant Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMAs). Another role of RSPN was to monitor the progress of the project and ensure quality control.

Complaint Redressal Mechanism

In case citizens believe there is fraud/abuse/waste observed in any USAID project, they may report possible cases to the Anti-Fraud Hotline established by USAID and Transparency International, Pakistan. More information on the Hotline can be found here: https://www.anti-fraudhotline.com.

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