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24 May 2017 description

Jennifer Bussell and Asim Fayaz
May 2017

Overview

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

01 Feb 2017 description

AUTHORS:

Humaira Maheen, Elizabeth Hoban

ABSTRACT

Background: Women are more vulnerable than men in the same natural disaster setting. Preexisting gender inequality, socio-cultural community dynamics and poverty puts women at significant risk of mortality. Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable because of their limited or no access to prenatal and obstetric care during any disaster or humanitarian emergency setting.

04 May 2016 description
report HOPE'87

The project started in October 2011 and is successfully being implemented. Initially, the project was only approved for the province of KPK, but responding to the needs of Sindh floods of 2011, HOPE’87 requested a contract renewal from the donor ECHO. Fortunately, an additional 325,000 EUR of funds were allocated for the victims of Sindh floods. The part of the project in Sindh was completed on 30th June - the result included the completion of 100 hand pumps, 200 latrines and the distribution of 2,000 water storage and hygiene kits to the most vulnerable families.

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.

17 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Pakistan is one of the most disaster prone countries in South Asia. The country has suffered approximately $18 billion in damages and losses from natural disasters over the past decade. The 2005 earthquake still resonates in our minds every time a new earthquake is felt. The floods of 2010, and annual recurring floods ever since, continue to remind us of the impacts of climate change.

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.

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.

10 Sep 2014 description

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.

06 Aug 2014 description
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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.

03 Aug 2014 description

1 Background Information

1.1Introduction

1.1.1 History

This region is part of the great Thar Desert, which is spread over parts of India and Pakistan.
Most of the Thar Desert lies in the Indian state of Rajhastan and is extended till Haryana and Gujarat. In Pakistan, this desert lies on the eastern border of Sindh Province and is extended till southeastern parts of the Punjab where it joins the Cholistan desert. District Tharparkar is one of the major parts of this desert area in Sindh.

23 Jul 2014 description

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.