Geographical Area: DG Khan and Rajanpur
Funding Agency: UNICEF
Duration: September-2022 – December-2023
Following the catastrophic floods in Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur in July-August 2022 left a trail destruction, rampaging buildings, households, agriculture and livestock. The natural disaster disrupted household and community protection mechanisms, and put children at risk of various forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation. Sanjh Preet collaborated with the UNICEF and established 26 community-based child-friendly spaces to provide protective and psychosocial support services to the calamity-stricken vulnerable children and communities. By using these CFSSs as hubs, Sanjh Preet established built capacities of the stakeholders, identified child protection issues and provided child protection services through direct as well as referral mechanism. Capacity-building was carried through awareness raising and community mobilization on child protection, GBV and PSEA, behavioural change communication material and information dissemination. Target communities were provided integrated services like health, food/non-food items, education, WASH and shelter. As many as 239545 children and community members have been reached for child protection services in both districts under this project.