Highlighting the significance of community work towards serving the persons in need, stakeholders and representatives of community organizations have called for sustained initiatives to extend maximum services in diverse fields as it would help in minimizing the issues the society is facing.
These views were expressed at the launch of an annual report of International Rescue Committee 2021. Government officials, members of the civil society and representatives of development sector associated with IRC attended the event, said a media release.
“Undoubtedly, when we work together the results are multiplied. We learnt this while working with the IRC management for different community programmes,” said Kumaria, one of IRC’s clients who had benefited from its interventions.
“The areas that we are working on primarily involve WASH governance, but the way we have been empowered has gone a long way in enabling us to take actions for ourselves,” she said.
Addressing the audience, IRC Country Director in Pakistan Shabnam Baloch, while shedding light on the organization’s work, said, “At the IRC, meaningful participation of organizations receiving its relief and services is a prerequisite for principled and effective programming.
Dr Aurangzeb, Emergency Response Coordinator, Medical Emergency Resilience Foundation (MERF), shared his views on how the IRC sustains and empowers its local partners. “Under our partnership, the IRC and MERF served around 142,569 people through our top-notch COVID-19 isolation centers. We continue to work together, reaching out to marginalized communities in some of the most difficult areas.”