ISLAMABAD - In response to floods in Sindh, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has launched Cash for Work project for the flood-affected people in districts of Badin and Mirpurkhas. Francesco dOvidio, Country Director, ILO in Pakistan said this while launching the Cash for Work for Flood Affected People project. He stated, This project will generate more than 35,000 of person day of employment to the flood affected people. This employment will help in clearing the access to villages and healthcare facilities as well as cleaning/restoring the water supply reservoirs in these two worst affected districts. These employment opportunities will be in line with international labour standards e.g. no child labour and no discrimination. The ILO and the National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) signed the agreement to roll-out project interventions. The ILOs financial support and technical guidance will help NRSP to offer employment to revitalize flood-affected communities of Badin and Mirpurkhas. Francesco dOvidio, ILO Country Director, and Rashid Bajwa, CEO, NRSP signed the agreement. The project will start immediately. He also stated that since 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, ILO has positively responded to various crisis that the country has encountered. The ILO has generated more than 150,000 person day of cash for work, helped restored 100 kilometres of roads, trained 18,000 disaster affected people in new skills, and rehabilitated more than 4000 disaster affected children from child labour. The ILO has also submitted a proposal in the UN Flash Appeal under Health Cluster for larger cash for work programme to restore healthcare facilities. At the same time, ILO is approaching other donors to mobilise additional resources to further improve its response to current floods in Sindh province. Rashid Bajwa shared that ILOs technical and financial support will them provide direct benefit to the floods affect people in Sindh. This employment will help in draining the standing flood water, removing mud and rubble to clear the access pathways to the healthcare facilities.