Sindh Drought Needs Assessment Report - January 2019

23 Jan 2019 Authors: Natural Disasters Consortium (NDC)
Sindh Drought Needs Assessment Report - January 2019

The Natural Disasters Consortium (NDC) comprised of IoM, FAO, UNICEF, ACTED and HANDS conducted Sindh Drought Needs Assessment (SDNA) in eight districts of Sindh, namely, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Sanghar, Thatta, Badin, Jamshoro, Dadu and Kambar Shahdadkot. The World Food Programme (WFP) and World Health Organization (WHO) also provided technical support for the assessment.

The detailed assessment was conducted to assess the impact of the drought on agriculture (crop cultivation, production, water availability and livestock), livelihoods and food security, access to water and sanitation and hygiene practices of the households and communities and to provide recommendations to the Government of Sindh, NDC partners, and other decision/policy makers to prioritize actions (short, medium and long term) in relevant sectors and geographic areas to address immediate needs, build back better and increase future resilience to drought.

The assessment used both quantitative and qualitative data. The data was collected from 1,229 households located in 69 sampled drought notified revenue villages (Dehs) of the eight districts.