Hashoo Humanitarian Program commits full responsibility to observe International Humanitarian Standards as per the Humanitarian Charter, the Minimum Sphere Standards to be implemented during disasters. Hashoo also ensures the Protection Principles and Core Humanitarian Principled Actions, Standards, Commitments and Quality Criteria.
Core Priorities of Hashoo Humanitarian and Social Development Program:
The Hashoo Humanitarian ethos ensures that communities affected by disasters are resilient, prepared, well equipped, and self-sustainable in terms of recovery and rehabilitation. Hashoo Foundation is then mandated to convert that recovery and rehabilitation process into long term Development, Economic Growth, and Climate Change Adaptation. Hashoo ensures that all programs and initiatives complement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and best practices of knowledge generated through 32 years of its contribution in the development of Pakistan.
The strategic Humanitarian components of Hashoo Trust are;
- Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Management
- Emergency Response
- Recovery and Rehabilitation
Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Management (DRRPM):
Through this component, Hashoo Trust identifies vulnerable communities that are more prone to any type of calamity in Pakistan including Azad Kashmir. To make these communities resilient against disasters, HT focuses on Disaster Awareness Raising activities on a year-round basis. These activities are devised under the recommended literature published through humanitarian experts from the Government Disaster Management Authorities, International Humanitarian Organizations, INGOs, NGOs and Research and Academic institutes and policy guidelines given by Hashoo Foundation.
HT locates most vulnerable communities, and helps to achieve resilience, so that they are strong enough to effectively manage disasters at local level with disaster ready tools/techniques and strong connections with relevant stakeholders.Humanitarian Governance with Environmental knowledge and protection is another soft component of the Humanitarian strategy as a whole and a sub-sector of DRRPM.
Emergency Response is one of the core strengths of Hashoo services and support for vulnerable communities in remote areas of Pakistan. This support is provided immediately through regional offices, local volunteers, and networks of organizations in the affected areas. HT Emergency Response follows the Emergency Relief Chain that starts from Search and Rescue, Immediate Relief, Early Recovery, Medium to Long Term Recovery, Community Development, and Environmental Concerns.
Recovery and Rehabilitation:
Hashoo Recovery and Rehabilitation services, helps restore all aspects of a disaster’s impact on a community. It enables communities to return stronger to their economic activities, strengthening the local economy.
Partnership and Networking:
HT like Hashoo Foundation works in partnerships with a strong network of organizations in all provinces of Pakistan including Azad Kashmir.
Social Development Programs:
Hashoo Trust has played a vital role in uplifting the devastated lives of vulnerable people through regular support in Education, Medical Assistance, and contribution in improved Nutrition and Food Security. Thus, Hashoo Trust’s Social Development Program offers short-term welfare, and long-term strategies in the areas of Education, Environment & WASH, Health, Nutrition/Food Security.
Under these thematic areas, Hashoo Trust has been involved in facilitating vulnerable communities through, assistance for differently abled persons, religious minorities, economically drained communities, affectees of conflict and violence at regional levels and those affected by disasters.
Like all Hashoo Programs the Trust firmly believes in Gender Equality and Equity. Therefore, it implements the devised policies securing the rights and avoiding abuse of women at work, communities and those who are associated with Hashoo Foundation and its affiliates following the CEDAW guidelines and UN Conventions.
Moreover, Hashoo Trust also observes the Hashoo Foundation’s Do No Harm, Safeguarding, Financial Protocols, and Child Protection Policies to bring in the quality, trust and accountability to the work which is done to alleviate sufferings of the people.