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Tip Sheet - Gender-Inclusive Disaster Risk Management

Women are essential players for effective risk assessment, early warning, and strengthening of disaster resilience. This tip sheet offers guidelines for gender mainstreaming in disaster risk and recovery efforts.

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ECHO Factsheet – India, July 2013

Key messages:

  • Assisting the victims of natural disasters, India being highly vulnerable to cyclones, floods, earthquakes and droughts remains a priority. .

  • Alleviating the emergency needs arising from three protracted crises:
    Jammu & Kashmir, the North-Eastern States, and Naxal-affected areas in central India, with a special emphasis on protection, health and nutrition remains a must.

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Silkworms offer Kashmiri farmers climate wriggle room

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:45 AM
Author: Roshan Din Shad

UPPER AMBORE, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – For more than half a century, raising silkworms was a way to get through the bad times in Pakistani-administered Kashmir. But in 2005 a devastating earthquake destroyed many of the region’s sericulture facilities, dealing a major blow to the cottage industry.

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Improving roads and water in the mountains of Kashmir

Report
Islamic Relief

Internal walking routes, as well as access to neighbouring villages in Chamyati is essential in the day-to-day chores involved in farming and harvesting. Good access is also vital to residents' health and hygiene as all drinking water is fetched from distant natural springs, via unsafe walking routes.

Islamic Relief is improving the facilities in seven villages in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (AJK).

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Rural Housing Reconstruction Program Post-2005 Earthquake: Learning from the Pakistan Experience - A Manual for Post-Disaster Housing Program Managers

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World Bank, GFDRR

This Manual is a guide for those tasked with responding to post-disaster housing reconstruction needs. It details the various processes, tasks, and interventions involved in the design and management of such programs. It uses Pakistan’s post-earthquake Rural Housing Reconstruction Program (RHRP) as a case study, and draws on the experience and lessons from that to derive recommendations for future post-disaster housing reconstruction programs.

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Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction: Stories of Triumph from the Field

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The Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) was established in May 2000 and provides direct grant assistance to the poorest and most vulnerable groups in developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) while fostering long-term socioeconomic development. The grants target poverty reduction initiatives with the direct participation of nongovernment organizations, community groups, and civil society.

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Bright Future Ahead for Young Girl in Pakistan with Prosthetic Limb

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Direct Relief

This fall, a team of staff - including International Program Coordinator, Joe Harrison - traveled to Pakistan to visit local health care partners. Much of the trip was an eye-opening experience for Harrison, but one particular girl’s story will always remain in his memory. He shares his uplifting reflection below:

At just one year old, Ain-Ul-Haya was one of the millions severely injured when a 7.5 magnitude earthquake decimated northern Pakistan in 2005, killing an estimated 80,000 people.

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Villagers to protest delay in rebuilding schools

MANSEHRA, Dec 23: The residents of two Oghi villages have threatened to agitate over delay in the reconstruction of schools destroyed by the Oct 2005 earthquake.

Afsar Khan, Abdul Rehman, Mohammad Kabir and Sardar Khan from Chajar Bala and Chajar Pain told reporters in Oghi the other day that the buildings of the government primary schools in their villages were pulled down after they developed big cracks in the devastating earthquake seven years ago.

They added that reconstruction of schools began two years ago but was later halted forcing children to study in the open.

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Earthquake 2005: A story of forgotten promises

From the Newspaper | Tariq Naqash

MUZAFFARABAD, Oct 7: As the entire nation commemorated the 7th anniversary of the October 2005 earthquake on Monday, most of the survivors were still concerned about the pledged reconstruction work, which is still not completed.

Like an annual ritual, government functionaries started bragging about their achievements and future plans regarding the reconstruction program, soon after the onset of October, notwithstanding a widely known bitter reality – acute scarcity of cash flow.

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Earthquake 2005: an ongoing disaster

From the Newspaper | Ahmad Hassan

ISLAMABAD, Sept 12: Hundreds of 2005 earthquake affected people including women of northern Hazara areas and flood affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) on Wednesday converged at Aabpara’s Community Centre in Islamabad to protest government’s failure to rehabilitate them in seven long years.

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Pakistan earthquake: Seven years on

British support helps rebuild schools and bridges in northen Pakistan

October 2012 marks seven years since the devastating 7.6 magnitude earthquake which shook northern Pakistan at 8.50 am on 8 October 2005.

More than 73,000 people were killed, including 850 teachers and 18,000 students. Another 128,000 people were injured and 3.5 million left homeless. Some villages lost up to a quarter of their residents.

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Seven years after earthquake Over 600 schools await rebuilding in Hazara

From the Newspaper | Mohammad Ashfaq

PESHAWAR, Aug 13: Over 600 schools ‘unnecessarily’ pulled down by contractors soon after the Oct 2005 devastating earthquake in Hazara division have been awaiting reconstruction for around seven years, according to the relevant officials.

Neither the successive provincial and federal governments allocated any funds for the purpose nor did donors pay any attention towards it.

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Fund shortage threatening KP rehabilitation projects

From the Newspaper | Intikhab Amir | 29th July, 2012

PESHAWAR, July 28: A number of 2,500 ongoing development projects in the 2005 earthquake-affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are likely to experience stoppage of work in the financial year 2012-13 due to lack of funding, according to official sources.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has curtailed its work plan 2012-13 for the earthquake-hit areas’ reconstruction and rehabilitation by around 50 per cent and left 1,300 projects out due to unavailability of funds, the relevant officials told Dawn on Saturday.

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UNICEF-constructed schools are inaugurated in earthquake-affected Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

By A. Sami Malik

GARI HABIBULLAH, Pakistan, 22 June 2012 – Eleven-year-old Khadija Riaz recalls the earthquake that devastated north-western Pakistan in 2005. She was then a second grade student in the mosque school of Paksayr Village, not far from the town of Gari Habibullah in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

“When the earthquake hit, we were sitting in the open behind the mosque – there was no school in our village. The school in Gari Habibullah was completely destroyed. My cousin Sadia died in it. My house, and many other houses in our village, collapsed,” she said.

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U.S. Envoy Highlights U.S. Development Efforts in Earthquake-hit Areas

Bagh, June, 13, 2012 - U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter reiterated the U.S. government's support for the development of Pakistan while visiting two schools built in Arja community, Bagh District with U.S. funding. These two schools are among 51 education and health facilities that have been constructed in the Bagh District of Azat Jammu and Kashmir and Mansehra District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help the area recover from the devastating 2005 earthquake.

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Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan Newsletter Vol 1 May 2012

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European Union

People affected by floods and conflict in Pakistan still in dire need of humanitarian aid.

Since March 2012, fighting in Khyber Agency, part of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), has displaced over 20,000 people from their homes.

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Reconstructing Lives and Homes, and Preparing for the Next Time

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World Bank

The Pakistan Earthquake: Addressing Challenges, Creating Opportunities

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Fifty-Five New UNICEF-Constructed Schools Inaugurated

Islamabad, 4 April 2012 – Fifty-five new schools constructed by UNICEF in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with funding from Australia and the Netherlands were inaugurated by the Australian High Commissioner Timothy George, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands Sander Janssen and the UNICEF Representative in Pakistan Dan Rohrmann, at a ceremony held yesterday in the Gari Habibullah Government Primary School in earthquake-affected northwestern Pakistan.