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Bumpy road to rehabilitation
16/10/2010 · by Naseer Memon, Pakistan
Early recovery typically requires rapid assessment that may help initiating a transition from life saving to life sustaining activities in the affected areas. This phase entails issues like resettlement, livelihood restoration, rebuilding of basic infrastructure and planning for effective rehabilitation phase. The major challenge in this phase would be the magnitude of physical disaster. The scale of mammoth challenge can be gauged from the damage data. According to NDMA's update of 23rd December, over 1.9 houses are damaged in the country. Sindh province appears to be the worst hit accounting for over 1.1 million damaged houses. Estimates of infrastructure such as roads, bridges, government offices, culverts do not appear in this report. However, various other reports provide … [read more]