Monday, January 2, 2023

Pakistan: a simplified registration procedure facilitates faster flood relief

Crisis situations call for rapid assistance – without a lot of red tape. This was clearly illustrated recently by the flood disaster in Pakistan: the floods in August 2022 did not affect only those people who already relied on state support, they also left others who were not yet in receipt of state benefits with nothing. Many lost all their belongings. However, to receive social welfare benefits, people affected by the flooding must be registered. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been providing support here. Working on behalf of the German Development Ministry, it is advising Pakistan’s Government on restructuring its existing static registration system to enable households to report their own needs. Read More