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Displacement caused by conflict and natural disasters, achievements and challenges

Pakistan has faced a series of displacement crises due to natural disasters and armed conflict in recent years. 19 million people have been displaced by earthquakes and flooding and over five million by armed conflict over the past seven years. In December 2011, more than half a million people were still displaced following the flooding of the Indus in September, and almost one million remained internally displaced by armed conflict in the north-west.

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Appeal No. MAAPK002 Mid-Year report

In brief

Programme purpose: This revised country plan details scaled-up support for the disaster management programme of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) for 2011, while scaling down in areas of organizational development and coordination. The programmes of health and humanitarian values have also been closed in the country plan.

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Pakistan: Cyclone Yemyin/Floods Emergency appeal n° MDRPK001 Operations update n° 21

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 December to 30 June 2011

Appeal target (current): CHF 14.1 million (USD 13.73 million or EUR 9.31 million);

Appeal coverage: 74%;

Appeal history:

• This Operations Update extends the emergency appeal to 30 June 2012 to enable the completion of the warehouse construction.
A Final Report will be submitted on 30 September 2012.

• Operation update 17 extended this emergency appeal until 31 December 2010, only for the warehouse construction under the organizational development component.

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Pakistan Floods - Historical Natural Disaster Events (as of 21 Jul 2011)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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FACTBOX - Humanitarian crises in Pakistan in last decade

Report
AlertNet
08 Oct 2010 12:00:00 GMT

Written by: Nita Bhalla

NEW DELHI (AlertNet) - As millions of Pakistanis struggle to survive the impact caused by this year's devastating floods, the country is also marking the fifth anniversary of a more deadly disaster on Friday -- a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in the northwest of the country.

Pakistan is vulnerable to earthquakes, cyclones, droughts, floods, landslides and avalanches, as well as conflict-related crises or "complex emergencies" related to the presence of militant groups

Here is a list of humanitarian emergencies

AlertNet:



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PAKISTAN: Top 10 natural disasters since 1935

Report
IRIN
LAHORE, 10 August 2010 (IRIN) - According to the National Disaster Management Authority, the current floods in Pakistan constitute the worst natural disaster in the country's history. [http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Politics/07-Aug-2010/Recent-flood-worse-than-Oct-2005-quake] The 10 worst natural disasters in Pakistan in the last 75 years are:

1935 Quetta earthquake: A 7.7 Richter

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Pakistan Floods - Historical Natural Disaster Events (as of 09 Aug 2010)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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A cycle of loss and destruction is testing Pakistan's resilience

August 6, 2010

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan * Of the current situation in Pakistan, Pakistan-based staff members of Church World Service offer the following reflection:

In the five years since the 2005 earthquake devastated parts of Pakistan, not one year has gone by in which the people of Pakistan have not suffered from disaster. The years 2006 and 2007 brought floods; although not even close to the destruction brought by this year*s floods, people still lost their lives, homes, crops and livestock.

In 2008, a powerful earthquake rendered

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Pakistan: Plan 2010-2011 (MAAPK002)


Executive summary

This plan seeks to provide support to the core programmes of Pakistan Red Crescent Society for the coming two years, 2010-2011. The plan focuses on four core areas: disaster management, health and care, organisational development and the promotion of humanitarian principles and values.

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Pakistan: Cyclone Yemyin/Floods Appeal MDRPK001 Operations Update No. 16

Period covered by this Ops Update:16 May to 16 September 2009

Appeal target (current): CHF 14.1 million (=B1USD 13.73 million or =B1EUR 9.31 million)

Appeal coverage: 99%;

Appeal history:

- A Preliminary Emergency Appeal for Cyclone Yemyin/floods was launched on 4 July 2007 for CHF 10.38 million (USD 10 million or EUR 6.6 million) for six months to assist 98,000 beneficiaries (14,000 families)

- CHF 250,000 was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 2 July 2007.

- A Revised Emergency Appeal was launched

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Pakistan: Timeline on human displacement since 2004

Report
IRIN
LAHORE, 5 July 2009 (IRIN) - The recent conflict-related population displacements in northwestern Pakistan - with some two million internally displaced persons (IDPs) according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) http://ochaonline.un.org/OchaLinkClick.aspx?link=ocha&docId=1111727 - are the biggest in over 50 years, but by no means the only recent displacements.

Floods, earthquakes and conflict have led to numerous other displacements, summarized below.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Pakistan tells world community to forgive all loans since 2005

By Masood Haider

NEW YORK: Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Abdullah Husain Haroon Tuesday called on the international community to help Pakistan overcome the desperate humanitarian crisis emerging in the wake of military action against militant groups. He suggested that the best way to do so would be for all loans given to Pakistan by international donors following the 2005 earthquake to be forgiven.

Speaking at a meeting on the emerging crisis at Asia Society here he said this was not America's war on terror; it was world's war against the scourge.

DAWN Group of Newspapers:

© The DAWN Group of Newspapers

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Pakistan: Cyclone Yemyin/Floods Appeal MDRPK001 Operations Update No. 15

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 March to 15 May 2009

Appeal target (current): CHF 14.1 million (USD 12.5 million or EUR 9.2 million);

Appeal coverage: 99%;

Appeal history:

- A preliminary Emergency Appeal for Cyclone Yemyin/floods was launched on 4 July 2007 for CHF 10.38 million (USD 10 million or EUR 6.6 million) for six months to assist 98,000 beneficiaries (14,000 families)

- CHF 250,000 was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 2 July 2007.

- A revised Emergency Appeal was launched

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DFID Partnerships: Helping Pakistan's flooded farmers

In June 2007, cyclone Yemyin brought devastating floods to the Sindh and Balochistan areas of southern Pakistan, affecting 2.5 million people. The floods destroyed standing crops, carried away livestock and wrecked the irrigation canals. As most people depend on farming to survive, they watched not just their personal belongings being swept away in the waters, but their very livelihoods too.

This case study is part of a series showing how DFID's work with international organisations is a critical part of the UK's effort to reduce poverty. See also DFID Partnerships: Quicker,

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Pakistan: Cyclone Yemyin/Floods Appeal MDRPK001 Operations Update No. 14

GLIDE no FF-2007-000082-PAK and TC-2007-000084-PAK

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 June 2008 to 28 February 2009;

Appeal target (current): CHF 14,105,138 (USD 12.46 million or EUR 9.2 million)

Appeal coverage: 99%;

Appeal history:

- A preliminary emergency appeal for Cyclone Yemyin/floods was launched on 4 July 2007 for CHF 10.38 million (USD 10 million or EUR 6.6 million) for six months to assist 98,000 beneficiaries (14,000 families)

- CHF 250,000 was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 2 July 2007.

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Afghanistan + 1 other
The role of the affected state in humanitarian action: A case study on Pakistan

Harriet Cochrane

HPG Working Paper

1. Introduction

Pakistan is a particularly relevant case study for the research into the role of the affected state in humanitarian action. It has suffered from two major natural disasters within the last two years. The Government of Pakistan has played a very active role in the response to both disasters, as has the international humanitarian community. What is interesting is how the approach taken by both sets of actors has differed considerably between the two disasters, which has had a significant impact on the subsequent outcomes.

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Bangladesh + 2 others
South Asia Flood 2007: Work Report

The Hong Kong Red Cross sincerely thanks the generous support from the Hong Kong public to our flood relief operation in South Asia in 2007.

Disaster Situation

Climate change induced the monsoon season started earlier in South Asia in 2007, heavy rainfall caused severe flooding and landslides covered Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and India. It is reported that around 3000 died and more than 10 million families were affected.

The Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) launched a fundraising appeal for South Asia Flood Relief on 13 August 2007. With

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CWS water programs in Pakistan promote health and self-sufficiency

NEW YORK -- From model villages to interactive theater, Church World Service- Pakistan/Afghanistan is using innovative techniques to create water projects that combine water infrastructure development with education, advocacy and awareness. The result is dramatic improvement in family health, increased self sufficiency for villagers and assured sustainability for the programs.

Water systems in many of Pakistan's communities were destroyed in natural disasters, including the October 2005 earthquake and the 2007 cyclone. Other communities, such as those in the Allai valley,