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31 Jul 2011 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Zeeshan Haider and Rebecca Conway

NOWSHERA/MEHMOOD KOT, Pakistan, July 31 (Reuters) - A year after deadly floods swept through the Pakistani town of Nowshera resident Imtiaz Ali is seething with anger as he struggles to rebuild his life with almost no help from the government.

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31 Jul 2011 description

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Preparing Children for Earthquakes in Pakistan
  • Building Partnership in Disaster Risk Reduction
  • North America: Disaster Preparedness through Community Engagement
  • India: Taking Readiness to the Next Level
  • Project PAMIR: Increasing Resilience of Vulnerable Communities
  • Tajikistan: Public and Private Sectors Collaborate on DDR Initiatives
  • In Memorial: Safo Rajabov
  • Bikers Unite to Save the World One Hill at a Time
31 Jul 2011 description

From the Newspaper

PESHAWAR, July 31: The World Health Organisation has issued guidelines to health department to prevent spread of diarrhoea among people in the seven affected districts of the province.

“The cases of diarrhoea are being reported from some districts but situation is under control. The people in the affected areas should be educated to use boiled water to stay safe from acute watery diarrhoea,” said officials of World Health Organisation. Treatment and awareness should go hand in hand to avoid any emergency situation, they added.

30 Jul 2011 description

THE 2010 MONSOON BEGINS

Late July 2010 marked a particularly tragic period in Pakistan’s history. In the north, three days of unstoppable rain caused the Indus River to swell, creating a massive body of water that moved from the Himalayas, southwards to the Arabian Sea. The effects on the country’s already impoverished population and infrastructure were immediate and catastrophic. As the disaster unfolded it was to become more destructive than the Haiti earthquake and the Japan tsunami combined.

30 Jul 2011 description

ISLAMABAD: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) today opened a photography exhibition and screened a short documentary at Nomad Gallery to mark the one year anniversary of devastating 2010 floods which affected more than 20 million people in Pakistan.

The photo exhibition, which will continue until August 4, highlights eye-catching pictures taken by professional photographers of miseries endured by flood survivors, their resilience and the organization’s response to their urgent needs.

30 Jul 2011 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

30 Jul 2011 04:44

QUETTA, Pakistan, July 30 (Reuters) - Gunmen opened fire on a vehicle in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province on Saturday, killing 11 Shi'ite Muslims and wounding three in a suspected sectarian attack, police said.

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29 Jul 2011 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

29 Jul 2011 15:03 Source: Reuters // Reuters

July 29 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Pakistan at 1500 GMT on Friday:

*denotes new or updated development

QUETTA - Seven people were killed and one wounded when two unknown gunmen opened fire at a transport company's office in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, police said.

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29 Jul 2011 description

When massive floods engulfed many regions of Pakistan in summer 2010, existing water and electrical systems were brought down. With funding from Catholics in the United States, Caritas partners, and other donors, Catholic Relief Services has built or repaired water systems that serve thousands of people. CRS is also creating a small, water-fed power plant to bring electricity to remote areas.

Engineer Abdul Rashid, Senior Technical Advisor for CRS Pakistan, spoke about the project while in Besham, a city in mountainous northern Pakistan.

29 Jul 2011 description
report Muslim Aid

July 29 2011

A year on from the worst flooding in Pakistan’s history, millions of people continue to need support to rebuild their lives. Homes, livelihoods and infrastructure were destroyed, killing over 2000 people and affecting 20 million people.

Following emergency relief distribution in the immediate aftermath of the flooding, Muslim Aid began to implement a Flood Recovery Programme, including model village reconstruction projects currently underway in Charsadda, Mianwalli, Jampur, Thatta and Dadu districts, in the KPK, Punjab and Sindh provinces of Pakistan.

29 Jul 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

Pakistan flood survivors struggle to restore their lives amid new disaster fear and humanitarian funds shortage

GENEVA/ISLAMABAD/NEW YORK, 29 July 2011 – A year after devastating monsoon floods hit Pakistan, many of the more than 18 million affected people – almost half of them children –are struggling to rebuild their shattered lives against a background of dwindling humanitarian funding and fear of new monsoon floods.

29 Jul 2011 description

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Cote d'Ivoire: Displacement continues due to ongoing insecurity

29 Jul 2011 description
report Helping Hand

From the Editor’s Desk

Dear Reader,

Greetings from Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD)!

In late July 2010, the unexpected heavy monsoon rains flooded one-third of Pakistan, and affected the lives of 21 million people. By the UN reports, these floods were said to be worse than the Asian tsunami, the Pakistan earthquake, and the Haiti earthquake combined.

29 Jul 2011 description
report IRIN

KARACHI, 29 July 2011 (IRIN) - A year after the most devastating floods in living memory in Pakistan ravaged an area the size of the UK along the River Indus, affecting at least 18 million people, according to the UN, a series of reports by humanitarian organizations say victims of the disaster are continuing to suffer.

29 Jul 2011 description

IOM has reached over 10.3 million of the 18 million people affected by the 2010 floods which devastated vast swathes Pakistan a year ago, damaging and destroying some 1.7 million homes.

But massive needs remain and IOM is appealing for an additional USD 3.6 million to launch a targeted multi-sectoral response to help the most vulnerable families affected.

29 Jul 2011 description

Contents

325 Cholera, 2010

339 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– May 2011

Sommaire

325 Choléra, 2010

339 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-mai 2011

29 Jul 2011 description
report Caritas

July 28, 2011 · 9:22 AM

Eric Dayal, National Coordinator for Disasters at Caritas Pakistan

I’ve been to many of the affected areas since the floods and things have changed. People have started moving towards normal life in many respects.

Now there are almost no camps and people have gone back to their villages. Many lives have been saved and people are getting food, medical facilities, clean water and shelter.

29 Jul 2011 description

DEC launches new website and publishes annual report

The DEC has today launched a new website that will help donors see how their money is being spent and encourage more giving.

The site has been built by SiftGroups and incorporates more rich media content such as video, slideshows and interactive maps. It also includes greater social media integration and the opportunity for visitors to discuss and comment on the DEC’s work.

28 Jul 2011 description
report Human Rights Watch

Pakistan: Security Forces ‘Disappear’ Opponents in Balochistan Government Fails to Confront Military, Intelligence Agencies on Abuses

28 Jul 2011 description
report Merlin

One year after the monsoon flooding that devastated Pakistan in July 2010, Merlin is still working tirelessly to meet the many health challenges faced by the Pakistani people. Ismael Babar had to flee from his home when the floods struck last year.

When he returned the floods had washed away his crops, leaving him and his nine children with nothing to eat.

“I’m old now and I’ve seen a lot but I’ve never seen anything like the floods last year.

We lost everything, the flood washed away our crops and we are left with nothing.

28 Jul 2011 description

Millions of survivors are rebuilding their lives in Pakistan following the devastating floods last year. With the help of UK aid, families across the country are returning to newly built homes, growing their own food and getting children back to school.

The flooding – which began in July 2010 – led to one of largest disasters the world has seen, leaving 14 million people needing emergency help. Many families lost everything after fleeing their homes. Thousands of schools were destroyed and vast areas of farm land were wiped out.