Beginning: Roots and backdrop of SEACRH trace back to the disaster 2010 wherein Pakistan was hit by unprecedented monsoon rains and floods. Across the country, the scope and scale of the crisis was exceptional, affecting the lives of over 18 million people, washing away communities and livelihoods and forcing millions to flee from their homes. The crisis took the lives of a confirmed 1,980 people and left an estimated 14 million in need of humanitarian assistance. From thereon, SEARCH has metamorphosed into a responsive community-based non-governmental organization.
In 2011: The wrath did not stop and 2011 was another worst year which cracked a massive hit of flood pushing and leaving people with misery finding no resources to bail out. SEARCH stood by during the hard days of suffering of communities through generating the social stamina to come out of mental trauma of worst-hit-flood by involving them into practical mobilization and sensitization.
SEARCH planted its firm feet in that course of hard times occurred due to worst flood and piled up two year experience in order to make community wrestle with natural disaster through community development and humanitarian response.
SEARCH has proven that mobilizing of energies and resources by the rural poor themselves is an essential aspect of increasing productivity, self-reliance and sustainability. The new focus in “Poverty Alleviation” is the development of sustainable communities, with the help of diverse organizations for policy advocacy through a multi-stockholders approach to active governance.
Today: SEARCH backed by its two year experience in the fields of social development, stands out among communities and NGO’s in Sindh excelling in the fields of sustainable agriculture, small enterprise development, local governance, natural resources management, community organizing and community-based disaster risk management. It continues to work in active partnership with the communities, NGO’s & humanitarian agencies and government departments in Sindh province of the Pakistan.