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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 Tharparkar, May 2014

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.

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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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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 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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IOM One Room Shelter Programme - 2011 Sindh Floods

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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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Floods have halved Pakistan's economic growth - expert

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Three years of repeated floods have inflicted serious damage on Pakistan’s economy, halving its potential economic growth, an expert says.

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