Plan International Pakistan is committed to ensuring communities become more resilient in coping with hazards, building on Plan’s Child Centered Community Development approach.
We encourage young people and children to take an active role in assessing the risks in their own communities by analysing the causes of disasters and devising measures to protect the vulnerable.
Specifically, Plan International Pakistan seeks to strengthen communities’ awareness and resilience through establishing village organisations, cluster organisations and children and youth groups to ensure understanding of overall awareness around preparedness concepts and contingency plans. These community structures were recognised by district disaster management authorities during recent floods. They were in close contact with district governments. We have also established Early warning committee members to ensure timely evacuation to safer places.