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27 Apr 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights

25 Dead, Over 150 hurt in Peshawar windstorm, rains

Earthquake jolts India, Nepal and Pakistan

Floods linked to retreating glaciers threaten Pakistan

Ahead of Season: 22 Dengue cases reported in one week in Karachi

Voice of dissent: Leaders denounce ‘social agreement’ for NWA IDPs

National Action Plan: ‘Maintaining law and order our chief priority’

Revamping standards: Shahbaz says use of IT can curb crime

Rapid solution: FC launches Quick Response Force for Peshawar

21 Apr 2015 description

Photos and Text by Amar Guriro

Five years after Pakistan’s worst floods, thousands of displaced people continue to live makeshift lives in a slum on the outskirts of Karachi with the government doing little to help them.

It has been five years since the devastating floods of 2010 that drove Rubina Hisbani out of her village, five years of living like a refugee in a makeshift hut near Pakistan’s commercial capital Karachi.

20 Apr 2015 description
report AlertNet

Rina Saeed Khan

RAJANPUR, Pakistan, April 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amina Bibi lost her husband, a boatman, to kidney failure soon after massive floods in 2010 hit the remote district of Rajanpur in Pakistan's Punjab province.

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17 Mar 2015 description

The KP Reconstruction Program supports efforts by the Government of Pakistan to rebuild public infrastructure destroyed by conflict and the 2010 floods in the Malakand division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The program focuses on rebuilding facilities for education, health, water, and sanitation and helps build the capacity of governmental departments that are instrumental in delivering these essential services. The project works closely the Provincial Reconstruction Rehabilitation and Settlement Authority (PaRRSA).

OBJECTIVES

09 Feb 2015 description
report Oxfam
2-page snapshot
Management response

This evaluation is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review series 2013/14, selected for review under the livelihoods thematic area. This report documents the findings of a quasi-experimental evaluation carried out in September 2013 that sought to assess the impact of the activities of the 'Enhancing Food Security and Resilience of Small Farmers in Pakistan’ project.

15 Jan 2015 description

In 2013-14, DFID’s programme was £253 million

EDUCATION

400,000 girls have received stipends to help them go to school since 2009.

36,000 classrooms will be constructed in Punjab and Khyber Paktunkhwa and 90,000 teachers trained.

GIRLS AND WOMEN

10,000 community midwives have been trained and over 70 midwife schools constructed or renovated since 2009.

18 Dec 2014 description
report CARE

Remembering the Tsunami: A Decade of Strengthening Humanitarian Response

Ten years ago, the global community faced what was one of the biggest tests of humanitarianism in recent history.

On Dec. 26, 2004, an earthquake rumbled off the coast of Indonesia, triggering a series of devastating tsunamis that struck 14 countries across the Indian Ocean. At least 228,000 people lost their lives and millions more were left homeless.

08 Dec 2014 description

ISLAMABAD, 7th December, 2014 (WAM) -- Launched on 12th January, 2011, on the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and with the continuous follow-up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, UAE PAP, Project to Assist Pakistan, has the aim of helping Pakistan overcome the consequences of destructive torrential rains by rebuilding the infrastructure.

21 Oct 2014 description

One month ago, a severe flood swept across Pakistan, damaging nearly 110,000 homes. Soon aid groups will have to move beyond providing immediate, life-saving assistance and begin thinking about how to help people rebuild their homes and lives. But will they repeat mistakes made four years ago?

14 Oct 2014 description
report Mercy Relief

Mercy Relief, a Singaporean humanitarian NGO, will be disbursing an initial tranche of $30,000 to support ongoing local relief efforts after floods struck the Kashmir region of Pakistan and India on the first week of September.

A public fundraising appeal in Singapore has been launched for the relief response, with the fundraising campaign running until 16 November.

12 Oct 2014 description

1 Background Information

1.1 Introduction

1.1.1 History

District Mirpur Khas is an ancient city with a rich history. This region has seen the reign of different rulers. The region used to be a Buddhist settlement known as Kahoo Jo Daro. Some of the remaining Stupas (a dome-shaped structure erected as a Buddhist shrine) can still be seen in an archeological site of this district. After the conquest by the Arabs, under the command of Muhammad Bin Qasim, in 712 A.D, this region was controlled by the Muslim rulers.

05 Oct 2014 description

1 Background Information

1.1 Introduction
1.1.1 History District

Matiari was previously a taluka of district Hyderabad. On the 4th of May 2005, this taluka was separated from Hyderabad and was awarded the status of a district.

19 Sep 2014 description
report 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.