Employment in Flood Hit Areas - October 19, 2011

ILO and National Rural Support Program have launched a project in flood-hit areas of Sindh Province to ensure employment opportunities for people in affected areas. Punjab

The “Cash for Work” project is started in the two districts of Badin and Mirpur Khas. This project, besides providing employment to the locals, will help in draining the standing flood-water, removing mud and rubble while clearing the access to the healthcare facilities.

Moreover, ILO has also submitted a proposal in the United Nations Flash Appeal under Health Cluster for larger cash for work programme to restore healthcare facilities in flood hit areas of Sindh.

Source: Published in Associated Press of Pakistan, October 19, 2011