UN-Habitat is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
She was one of the most unfortunate ones who lost everything in the floods. She is a widow with nine children from Qasba Gujrat village. Sabri has found employment as a local tailor and stitches clothes, but even then it is very difficult to feed nine children. “Some days we go without supper and honestly, those days are very tough, especially with the young ones crying because they are hungry,” says the forty five year old widow. Families likeRead more
In the village Rashi Kolhi situated in UC Saeed Mato, district Tando Muhammad Khan, Nano Ram has been among the many people who despite his physical disability is helping his community recover from the Pakistan floods, 2011. Nano Ram has been a polio patient since the age of seven but has never let his disability become an obstacle in his efforts to pursue his goals. Nano Ram believes that education is the principle foundation for any community.Read more
Bakht Meena and her husband have 8 children. When the floods hit her village in July 2010, she and her family fled their house to the streets and started living on the Peshawar Motorway. They returned to their village when the water receded, only to find their house completely damaged. Her husband and her 18-year-old son participated in the building of their shelter, and they learned construction techniques from available technical guidelinesRead more