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24 May 2017 description

Jennifer Bussell and Asim Fayaz
May 2017

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This case study discusses government capacity to prepare for and respond to natural disasters – floods, earthquakes, and heat waves – in Pakistan.

02 Apr 2017 description
report Tufts University, Oxfam
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

There is growing consensus on the need to consider and support markets as part of humanitarian responses. It is assumed that this support will increase the impact of responses – yet to date such assumptions are rarely supported by data and strong evidence.

09 Jan 2017 description

Working Paper 52

Babar Shahbaz, Abid Suleri, Mohsin Ali and Huma Khan

With input from Georgina Sturge, Richard Mallett and Jessica Hagen-Zanker

January 2017

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08 Nov 2016 description

In 2010, fierce floodwaters poured down mountainsides, engulfing tiny villages dotted around Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) in Pakistan’s mountainous north. Nearly 2,000 people died and 1.6 million homes were destroyed.

28 Oct 2016 description

Effort to cut child deaths includes new construction standards for schools, evacuation drills and putting climate risks into the curriculum

By Saleem Shaikh

SAJAWAL, Pakistan, Oct 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When seven hours of non-stop rain led to a flash flood that swept through his village school, leaving it heavily damaged, science teacher Ali Zamin Samejo had to be hospitalised for shock.

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11 Oct 2016 description

Chronic conflicts, drought, earthquakes, floods, seasonal storms, and severe winter weather, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and man-made disasters in the region.

10 Aug 2016 description

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There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.

26 Apr 2016 description

HASAN MANSOOR

KARACHI: A latest study says climate change induced disasters and left negative impacts on psychology and behaviour of people, in particular women, who bore the major brunt of various disasters that struck Sindh in recent years.

“There is evidence that shows interlinkages between climate change, health and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR),” says the study titled ‘Understanding climate change, impact on women’s reproductive health: Post-disaster interventions in Sindh’.

06 Dec 2015 description

UPDATES MICAD'S AID FIGURES ABU DHABI, 4th December 2015 (WAM) --- The Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (Micad) said the UAE has provided AED173 billion in foreign aid to 178 countries and geographical areas between 1971-2014.

24 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By: A. Sami Malik

Muslim Bagh, Balochistan - 23 November 2015: Scarcity of water, especially safe drinking water, has been one of the major issues in the mountainous and rugged but otherwise beautiful Balochistan, the largest province of Pakistan. Considered to be the least served in terms of public services – health, nutrition, hygiene, education, water and sanitation – Balochistan has low population density and communities live far apart some of which are hard to access due to the difficult terrain.

09 Nov 2015 description
report World Bank
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Immediate Push on Climate-Smart Development Can Keep More than 100 Million People Out of Poverty

Africa and South Asia most threatened regions

WASHINGTON, November 8, 2015 – Climate change is already preventing people from escaping poverty, and without rapid, inclusive and climate-smart development, together with emissions-reductions efforts that protect the poor, there could be more than 100 million additional people in poverty by 2030, according to a new World Bank Group report released before the international climate conference in Paris.

03 Nov 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

Medical team leaves for KP to assist earthquake affectees

Dengue fever outbreak in its intense phase

Relief, rehabilitation continues in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Earthquake 2015: Are Pakistanis mobilised best when calamities are of colossal magnitudes?

NDMA vows to help earthquake survivors rebuild before winter After the earthquake

Crackdown: Traffic police to arrest people driving without a licence

Turkey to provide 34 T-37 aircraft free of cost to Pakistan

31 Aug 2015 description

Pre-Crisis Market Mapping and Analysis (PCMMA) is a relatively new approach to conducting market assessments prior to emergencies in order to anticipate how markets will respond after a shock occurs. The PCMMA in Pakistan was the first of three pilot PCMMA assessments that the IRC is conducting in 2015 in order to generate learning that can be used to refine the approach and the PCMMA guidance manual, while also providing information to humanitarian actors in Pakistan to feed into strategic and operational emergency planning efforts.