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U.A.E. implements 76 clean water projects across Pakistan

In line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the U.A.E. Pakistan Assistance Programme, U.A.E. PAP, has so far implemented more than 70 projects at a cost of more than US$6.9 million to bring clean drinking water to people across Pakistan's provinces.

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Information Flows Faster than Water: Lessons from a mixed methods evaluation of Oxfam's Community-based Disaster Risk Management and Livelihoods Programme in Pakistan

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Oxfam

Oxfam’s Community-based Disaster Risk Management and Livelihoods (CBDRML) Programme sought to reduce the loss of life and livelihoods and promote resilience in disaster-prone communities in Pakistan. When in 2010 the country suffered the worst floods in its history, the CBDRML Programme was already in place, operated by partner organizations in four districts.

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Dutch water experts to travel to the Punjab, Pakistan

The Punjab region of Pakistan has asked the Netherlands to send water experts to identify ways of preventing future flooding. Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen, who is currently in Pakistan, has promised to bring in the Dutch Risk Reduction Team (DRR team).

The region suffers from flooding nearly every year. In 2010 floods caused widespread destruction and made 20 million people reliant on emergency aid. ‘With the right expertise and investments we can prevent these kinds of human and economic disasters,’ Ms Ploumen said.

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Humedica realises further distributions of aid supplies in Pakistan

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Humedica

About four years ago, extensive floods in the North-West of Pakistan destroyed the livelihood of millions of people. As they have lived on cattle breeding and agriculture, the population of the concerned regions was suddenly facing ruin. Many of them are still dependent on help from outside.

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Five things you need to know

As the UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief, Kyung-wha Kang, undertakes her first mission to Pakistan this week, here are five facts about the humanitarian situation in the country, where insecurity, natural disasters and displacement continue to affect millions of people.

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Addressing weather shocks: Promoting resilient aspirations for the rural poor - 2020 Resilience Conference Brief 19

INTRODUCTION

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Shelter Projects 2011-2012

The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.

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DEC Annual Report and Accounts 2012–13

This year the DEC has launched an extremely important appeal for Syria, and continued its work in three major responses: East Africa, Pakistan and Haiti, each of which was amongst our very largest appeals.

In East Africa, where a lethal combination of drought, conflict and environmental failure caused the first famine of the 21st century, DEC funded work has reached over 2.3m people. The huge humanitarian effort in the region has been broadly successful but the crisis has highlighted serious issues with the world’s ability to respond to very clear early warnings of disaster.

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Investing in Listening: International Organization for Migration’s Experience with Humanitarian Feedback Mechanisms in Sindh Province, Pakistan

This case study is part of an initiative to produce evidence-informed guidance for operational agencies on strengthening the effectiveness of feedback mechanisms for affected populations in humanitarian contexts.

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Humanitarian feedback mechanisms: research, evidence and guidance

The research looks at what makes humanitarian actions work effectively and focuses on bringing different perspectives from those of crisis-affected people into the conversation.

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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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Humanitarian Bulletin Pakistan Issue 23 | 16 January – 15 February 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reports indicate that nearly all the 22,000 people who fled their villages in North Waziristan in January fearing security operations have returned home.

  • Health authorities have confirmed 11 new polio cases in north- western Pakistan this year. Partners are concerned that displacements from North Waziristan could result in the spread of the poliovirus to neighbouring districts.

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Building Back Stronger

New book documents disaster-resilient shelter programme for flood-hit families in Pakistan

Pakistan - IOM Pakistan’s One Room Shelter (ORS) initiative, which has helped communities to rebuild over 22,000 disaster-resilient shelters in the aftermath of repeated floods, has been documented in a new book: Building Back Stronger.

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