Disaster and Emergencies Response Program (DER)

Our methodology is response and Recovery. We respond with emergency relief by providing food rations, temporary shelter and medical aid. After the immediate threat to human life has subsided, the recovery phase begins. The immediate goal of the recovery phase is to re-establish normalcy as quickly as possible. Health care intervention remains in place until the governmental assumes control of the affected areas.

Disaster management can be broken down into four phases: prevention, preparation, relief and recovery. Each of these phases involves different aims and objectives; they may overlap depending on the nature of the disaster. However, the overall objectives are the same. The aim of any disaster management program is to reduce the impact of a disaster on human life and property.

JECUP since 2014 has been providing the Disaster victims with immediate Medical and emergency relief i.e. distribution of food rations, temporary shelter etc. Our Medical health care program stays intact till the disaster struck are fully recovered and sustained health care from the government is in working order again. After the immediate threat to human life has subsided, the recovery phase begins. The immediate goal of the recovery phase is to re-establish normalcy as quickly as possible.

Our programs from 2014 are as under:

Medical Camp for IDPs of Waziristan

On July 18-August 02, 2014 JECUP started a 2 week medial camp for Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) of North Waziristan .We arranged our free medical camp at Bannu.

Rain/floods 17 Sep 2014 – Hafizabad, Pakistan

The situation at Qadirabad Headworks became alarming when 909,000 cusecs flash floodwater passed through it at noon Sunday. The headwork has designed capacity of 900,000 cusecs. However, there was no imminent danger to the headwork and Hafizabad city.

However, a flash flood has inundated all the villages located on the left bank of river Chenab or inside the protective embankment. There are 334 villages in the district of which 166 are situated on the left bank inside the protective embankment. The high flood roared down in the Model village Vanike Tarar where three to five feet water is still standing. The water also gushed into the Relief Centre Vanike Tarar.

JECUP’s contribution in rehabilitation
As of 15th to 20th September 2014: JECUP continues carrying out rescue and relief activities in Hafizabad. JECUP’s volunteers distributed over medicine among the affectees. A total of 693 individuals have been given the medicine relief in the area.

Medical Camp for Flood Effected of Distt. Muzaffargrah

On September 20-28, 2014, JECUP initiated a 9 day medial camp in the areas of Sher Shah (Distt. Muzaffargarh) to flood affected population.

On 22 July 2015, 96mm of rain was recorded in 24 hours in Punjab province which caused heavy flooding. A six-days medical camp (i.e. 3rd August to 8th August, 2015) was held in District Muzaffargarh with support and collaboration of Government District Health Officer. 678 patients were given medical treatment including 243 males and 435 females.

On Monday, October 26, 2015, at 2:09 pm (PST), Pakistan was hit by a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 (resource: Meteorological Department of Pakistan). JECUP instantly investigated the situation. Initial reports came in that at least 276 people were killed and more than 1620 injured. The Province of Khyber PakhtunKhwa (KPK) was one of the most affected areas. It was also reported that approximately 2500 houses were damaged or destroyed leaving thousands homeless and without shelter from the fast approaching winter season. 

Medical Camp for Swat

On October 30- November 1, 2015.A three-day medical camp was held at a location in Swat. This camp provided medical assistance as well as psycho-social support to the victims of the earthquake. During these three days 327 patients were given medical treatment including 124 males and 203 females.

Photos of the Disaster and Emergencies Response Program (DER)