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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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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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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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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IOM One Room Shelter Programme - 2011 Sindh Floods

International Organization for Migration:

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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.

International Organization for Migration:

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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.

Read the full report on AlertNet.

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For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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Sewing machines help rebuild lives

Report
Tearfund

Ashraf Mall, Pakistan Country Rep

In July 2013 I had the privilege of visiting Muhammad Thaim village in Tando Muhammad Khan district, Pakistan with Tony Jackson, from Tearfund headquarters in the UK.

The village had been badly affected by the floods in 2011, and we started working there after this to help the community rebuild their lives. The main purpose of our visit this time was to deliver six sewing machines to a group of women who were taking sewing lessons organised by Tearfund.

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Rain Timeline: The unexpected consequences of the predictable

Pakistan has faced heavy rainfall and flooding during the monsoon season for four consecutive years (2010 to 2013). The monsoon season in Pakistan (usually beginning from July) has always turned deadly due to the poor sewage system and infrastructure lining the country; leaving most people without shelter and at the mercy of mother nature.

July 2010

DAWN Group of Newspapers:

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Pakistan flood update

Report
Tearfund

‘I will never forget the destruction and suffering I have witnessed … I have visited the scenes of many natural disasters around the world, but nothing like this.’

These words of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reveal something of the devastation inflicted on 18 million people after the worst floods in Pakistan’s living memory back in 2010.

In the immediate aftermath Tearfund provided emergency aid such as food, plastic sheets, tents, mosquito nets, blankets and water purification tablets to help people who in too many cases had lost all they possessed.

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Emirati project to provide aid to 30,000 families in Pakistan during Ramadan

Swat, Pakistan: Acting upon the directives of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan , the team overseeing implementation of the UAE project to help Pakistan have announced an initiative to distribute 2,400 tons of food among 30,000 families in the camps for people displaced by floods and military operations in Pakistan.

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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Pakistan (ECHO/PAK/BUD/2013/91000) Last update: 14/06/13 Version 2

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

The conflict in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is classified by DG ECHO as a forgotten crisis. This already underfunded crisis has been aggravated by new waves of displacement. Since February 2013, UNHCR has registered 26,706 families (approximately 200 000 individuals) displaced from Khyber and Kurram agencies. These new displacements increase the already existing number of IDPs in the Northwest of Pakistan to over 1.25 million individuals.

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Shelter and livelihoods in rural Pakistan

Report
Islamic Relief

In one of Pakistan’s poorest provinces, more than 2,400 people are to benefit from a scheme to improve livelihoods and provide shelter.

Sindh suffers poor security, acute poverty, and is particularly prone to natural disasters - the area was devastated by floods in 2010 and 2011. Communities struggle as irrigation channels and farming lands remain damaged, wells do not function and even casual labouring work is hard to find. Most families are still without adequate shelter.