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30 Nov 2007 description

Phase I: Emergency Response

November 2007 - Two years after the October 8, 2005 earthquake, livelihood rehabilitation is still under way. The 7.6 magnitude earthquake took the lives of more than 73,000 people and left 3 million people homeless.

27 Nov 2007 description

An MoU was signed among Engro Polymer and Chemicals Ltd (EPCL) and Royal Aabyari (Royal PVC Ltd) and CNFA/I-LED {implementing a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project "Improving Livelihoods and Enterprise Development"}. The primary objective of this MoU is to introduce High Efficiency Drip Irrigation Systems in Manshera and Bagh, the two worst affected districts in October 2005 earthquake, to achieve sustainable livelihoods through improved quality of irrigation system and efficient use of water resources.

27 Nov 2007 description
report IRIN

HATTIAN, 27 November 2007 (IRIN) - Quake victims who once lived along the line of control (LoC) separating Pakistani- and Indian-administered Kashmir - displaced first by political tension and again by the 2005 earthquake - have appealed to the government for assistance.

"We need land.

27 Nov 2007 description

Excludes viruses detected from environmental surveillance and vaccine derived polio viruses.

22 Nov 2007 description
report Spapev

Islamabad, November 22nd, 2007: Saudi Public Assistance for Pakistan Earthquake Victims has handed over keys of pre-fabricated houses to Balakot earthquake victims who had been displaced by October 8, 2005 devastating tremor.

The Saudi Relief organization is actively engaged in the reconstruction and rehabilitation activities in the earthquake affected areas of AJK and NWFP soon after the establishment of the office here.

Media Director, (SPAPEV) Ibrahim Homaily while …

22 Nov 2007 description

(Extract)

Bangladesh

Several thousand people were killed when Cyclone Sidr hit the southern coast of Bangladesh on Nov. 15.

21 Nov 2007 description
report IRIN

KABUL, 21 November 2007 (IRIN) - Over 100,000 Afghans living and working in Pakistan without refugee cards will not be "unilaterally and hastily" deported to Afghanistan, a senior Pakistani official said at the end of a tripartite meeting of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan on 21 November in Kabul.

Of the estimated 300,000 Afghans who could not get a refugee identity card through a Pakistan government registration process in late 2006, about 200,000 have already returned to Afghanistan, said Rauf Khan, chief commissioner for …

20 Nov 2007 description

Foreword

Since the Anti-Personnel Mine-Ban Treaty was adopted in September 1997, mine action has helped an ever-increasing number of civilians reclaim their lives and restore their livelihoods. The treaty has helped mobilize the international community's response to landmines and their impact on people.

19 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10660

Sixty-second General Assembly
Plenary
53rd & 54th Meetings (AM & PM)

Chernobyl Disaster, Aid to Rwanda Genocide Survivors Also Discussed; Adopts Resolution on Overview of United Nations Climate Change Activities

19 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


AG/10660

Assemblée générale
Soixante-deuxième session
53eet54e séances plénières – matin & après-midi

16 Nov 2007 description

ACTED Uganda: ACTED responds to ?oods in Eastern Uganda

The eastern part of Uganda has been affected by unusually heavy rains since July 2007. The rains resulted in massive ?ooding and landslides affecting thousands of people with mass displacement occurring. Houses, sanitation systems, roads and bridges have been destroyed and food crops have either been damaged or washed away. Tragically, most of the ? ood affected areas are those that have recently returned IDPs within their communities. The returnees had just started a new life outside the IDP camps when the ?oods hit.

16 Nov 2007 description

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, November 16 (UNHCR) - As a girl, Khadra Mohammed listened to her father's stories about Somalia before he fled the Mohamed Siad Barre regime for the United Arab Emirates. As a teenager, she volunteered to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan. As executive director of the Pittsburgh Refugee Centre in the United States, she recently returned to the Afghan refugee camps to present a book she wrote about refugee girls. She discussed her experience with UNHCR Senior Regional Public Information Officer Vivian Tan.

15 Nov 2007 description

The Pakistan Red Crescent responding to the needs of storm/flood-affected people of Sindh and Balochistan Wednesday dispatched relief items and medicines besides directions to the provincial branches to actively respond to the calamities. Pakistan Red Crescent Society Chairman Saeed Ahmad Qureshi expressing deep sorrow over the loss of lives in the storm-hit areas said that PRCS is fully alive to the needs of the victims and will stand with them in this hour of need.

15 Nov 2007 description

ISLAMABAD, Nov 15 (APP): Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz Wednesday said ERRA's reconstruction and rehabilitation work in quake-affected areas is impressive and reflects cooperation among all institutions. This level of commitment reminds us of the spirit exhibited by the people at the time of devastating earthquake, he said. The Prime Minister was talking to Chairman Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA), Altaf M. Saleem, who called on him here to present performance and achievements report of the Authority.

14 Nov 2007 description

Note: Map production date estimated.
Note: Districts belong to Balkh province are not entered in NADRA db (Registration db), while a total of 2,471 individuals (416 families) have returned to Balkh province from 15 Apr - end Oct 07.

13 Nov 2007 description

An MoU was signed between Livestock and Dairy Development Board (LDDB) and CNFA (implementing a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project "Improving Livelihoods and Enterprise Development") here in a local hotel at Islamabad. The primary objective of this MoU is to assist the poor communities of Manshera and Bagh, the two worst affected districts in October 2005 earthquake, to achieve sustainable livelihoods with an improving quality of life through reduction in the incidence of poverty.