Community Coping Capacity after Disasters

Introduction and Background

Since 2010, almost 3 million houses have been damaged or destroyed by floods in Pakistan, resulting in the displacement of millions of people, and creating a huge demand for emergency and recovery assistance.  Recurrent disasters have significantly damaged homes and livelihoods, and considerably impacted the capacity of affected communities to recover, with some areas being successively hit by floods multiple times in the past four years. 

Within this context, the study was designed to pursue the following objectives:

  •  - To better identify the coping capacities of communities and their ability to recover after floods;
     - To estimate beneficiaries' satisfaction levels with humanitarian and recovery assistance provided;
     - To identify residual needs and current challenges faced by communities affected by past floods; and
     - To inform disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management planning.
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The study highlights shelter reconstruction as a key component of the recovery process, and compares shelter recovery in both assisted and unassisted communities.  Components related to WASH, protection, food security and education are also included to provide a broader view of assistance and recovery.

The report is available to download from the following link:  Community Coping Capacity after Disasters Report.