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10 Jan 2012 description

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.

10 Oct 2011 description

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.

19 Aug 2011 description

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.

08 Oct 2010 description
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 …

10 Aug 2010 description
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.

06 Aug 2010 description

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.

21 Oct 2009 description


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.

16 Sep 2009 description

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 …

05 Jul 2009 description
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 …

04 Jun 2009 description

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.

29 May 2009 description

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.

23 Apr 2009 description

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.

04 Apr 2009 description

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) …

29 Oct 2008 description

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.

20 Oct 2008 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

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.

26 Sep 2008 description

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.