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Communicating with Communities: A Case Study and Guide from Pakistan and Elsewhere

A guide explains the rationale behind the creation of the Humanitarian Communications Unit and how timely contextualized information reaches communities affected by disaster.

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A Sign of Things to Come? Examining four major climate-related disasters, 2010-2013, and their impacts on food security

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Oxfam
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Four recent extreme weather events – the 2010 heat wave in Russia, the flooding in Pakistan in the same year, the 2010–2011 drought in East Africa and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013 – were notable for their intensity, duration, and impacts on livelihoods and food security.

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Livelihood Recovery Appraisal-2013 of Households Affected by Flooding in 2012 in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Pakistan has a long history of being disproportionately affected by natural disasters. The greater frequency and increasing intensity of these disasters have had an adverse impact on the livelihoods and food security of the affected population; particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable living in the remote, rural parts of the country. Between 2010 and 2012, Pakistan experienced three consecutive floods due to unprecedented monsoon rains.

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Heavy monsoon rains kill more than 40 in Pakistan

09/04/2014 14:55 GMT

LAHORE, September 4, 2014 (AFP) - More than 40 people have been killed as a result of heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan, officials said Thursday, as authorities warned more intense rainfall and flash floods could be imminent.

Most of the deaths were caused by roof collapses in buildings in Punjab, Pakistan's richest and most populous province, with 14 people killed in the provincial capital Lahore.

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Pakistan Emergency Situational Analysis - District Kashmore, July 2014

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1.1 Introduction

1.1.1 History

The district Kashmore was created on 13-12-2004 by bifurcating district Jacobabad into two parts. Earlier Jacobabad had five talukas, and after bifurcation, three Talukas namely Thull, Garhi Khero and Jacobabad were included in district Jacobabad whereas Kandhkot and Kashmore were included in the district Kashmore. After some time Tangwani was given the status of taluka and the number of talukas of district Kashmore increased from two to three. The Head Quarter of district Kashmore is situated in Kandhkot.

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Pakistan Emergency Situational Analysis - District Khairpur, June 2014

1 Background Information

1.1 Introduction

1.1.1 History

This district Khairpur was part of the region ruled by Kalhoro and Talpur dynasties. The Talpurs and Kahoros arrived in Sindh during the invasion of Nadir Shah. Both the dynasties are the decedents of Abbasids. After the decline of the Abbasids’ caliphate, Kalhoros and Talpurs arrived in the subcontinent and settled in northern Sindh and Punjab.

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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.