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Humanitarian Assistance in Review, FY 2003 - 2012: South Asia

Chronic conflict, earthquakes, recurrent seasonal storms, floods, droughts, and severe winter weather, as well as limited government response capacity, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 and FY 2012, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) have provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and complex emergencies in the region, including cyclones in Bangladesh, earthquakes in India and Pakistan, and complex crises in

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UN-Habitat and partners resettle Pakistan's flood victims

UN-Habitat, the German manufacturer BASF and the government of Japan this week put a smile on the face of the villagers of Gul Mohammad Gandhro near Thatta, Sindh Province of Pakistan who were victims of the floods of 2010 by resettling them..

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BASF in collaboration with the Government of Japan and UN-Habitat inaugurate handing over ceremony of land documents, to the flood affected families

BASF in collaboration with the Government of Japan and UN-Habitat inaugurate handing over ceremony of land documents of a model shelter village project to the flood affected families in Gul Mohammad Gandhro, District Thatta Karachi - May 28, 2012 - BASF in collaboration with the Government of Japan and UN- Habitat handed over 113 newly constructed shelters to the residents of Gul Mohammad Gandhro Village, Sonda Town, Thatta in a prestigious ceremony.

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Pakistan MAAPK002 - Annual Report 2011

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2011

Programme outcome

To increase and maintain Pakistan Red Crescent Society’s (PRCS) preparedness and response capacity to ensure 35,000 people have access to goods, services and support in the days following a natural disaster, and to initiate community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) sensitisation in 12 vulnerable districts in support of PRCS community resilience approach to disaster management.

Programme(s) summary

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Women-led households hit by war, floods in Swat


PESHAWAR, 26 March 2012 (IRIN) - Nissa Bibi, 40, carries a mobile phone on an orange ribbon round her neck in the hope that her sister - Shahina Bibi who recently returned to their home village in the Kabal area of Swat valley in northern Pakistan - will call.


A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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UN-HABITAT launches tree plantation campaign in flood-affected communities from January 15th to February 29th .

UN-HABITAT launches a tree plantation campaign in the communities affected by the floods of 2010 and 2011. The campaign intends to extend to 400 villages with 200,000 trees. As part of the reconstruction and rehabilitation process, trees are being cut from nearby forests of affected areas without any plans of reforestation. Cutting of trees contributes to increased soil erosion, drought, water logging and occurrence of erratic rains. This also results in a decrease in carbon sink through significant increase in carbon dioxide levels and other associated gases.

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World + 7 others
Media and Global Health - From Information to Action

Public healthth is a crucial priority on the global development aid agenda. Nations trying to manage new epidemics amid existing disease and malnutrition burdens face challenges to their own development, which, in turn, have an impact on global development.

Internews believes local media is an under-utilized tool in public health strategies. Establishing, supporting, and enhancing local information platforms can contribute significantly to health-seeking behavior and community mobilization around health issues.

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Protester dies as police open fire in Hunza

By Our Correspondent | From the Newspaper

GILGIT: A clash between people affected by the Attabad Lake and police left at least one person dead and six others injured in Hunza on Thursday.

According to officials, the protesters torched a police station, deputy commissioner’s house, a government rest-house and a police van. Reports reaching here said that Deputy Superintendent of Police Babar was among the injured.

The clash took place after a local bank refused to pay compensation money to the affected people because of shortage of funds.

DAWN Group of Newspapers:

© The DAWN Group of Newspapers

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Pakistan Floods - Historical Natural Disaster Events (as of 21 Jul 2011)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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The Government Of Japan Grants US$ 203,671 For The Environmental Sanitation And Water Supply Projects In Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan


Islamabad: 17th February, 2011

The Government of Japan has decided to grant financial support of US$ 203,671 (approx. Rs. 17.0 million) to the Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP) for the Environmental Sanitation and Water Supply Projects in Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan.

The agreements for the two projects were signed on Thursday, 17th February 2011, at the Japanese Ambassador's residence in Islamabad, between Mr. Chihiro Atsumi, the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan and Mr. Akbarali Pesnani, Chairman of the AKCSP.

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This report offers international agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the media, the U.S. government, and the public an overview of the humanitarian and development assistance being provided to the people of Pakistan by InterAction member agencies.

The 31 member organizations that submitted information for this report are conducting relief and development operations in Pakistan. Various issues are addressed in their programs, including agriculture and food security, shelter and housing, gender issues, water

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Chinese premier announces package for post-flood reconstruction in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Saturday announced a package for post-flood reconstruction in Pakistan, including a 10 million U.S. dollar grant for flood victim compensation and a 400 million dollar concession loan.

Speaking at the National Disaster Management Authority in Islamabad, Wen said China would continue to help Pakistan in the post-disaster phase of the floods and would provide resources and technical support for disaster prevention and forecasting technology.

China has the expertise in dealing with

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Pakistan: Hunza landslides and floods DREF operation n° MDRPK004 - Final report

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.


CHF 187,128 (USD 162,160 or EUR 132,492) has been allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief

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Pakistan: Meet Climate Displacement

Sarah Bacon

When my father was dying in July 2009 and decided to set up the Bacon Center for the Study of Climate Displacement at Refugees International (RI), my sister, Katie, and I sat down with him to talk about what he wanted the center to be and do. The first thing he said was, "I have always tried to be fair in all that I do."

This is the philosophy of Refugees International, too. Whether uprooted by war, ethnic cleansing, political persecution, or natural resource scarcity, RI fights to help get the displaced and vulnerable home or to a safer place.

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Pakistan: Revised Plan 2011 (MAAPK002)

Executive summary

This plan supports the core programmes of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) for 2011, building on the previous biennial plan. It focuses on the four core areas of disaster management; health and care; organizational development; and the promotion of humanitarian principles and values.

The first annual plan in four years was launched in 2010. Prior to that, no Federation support plan was launched due to the ongoing operations for the earthquake in October 2005, Cyclone Yemyin/floods in July 2007. In 2009, an emergency appeal was launched to

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Afghanistan + 6 others
South Asia: Revised Sub-Zonal Plan 2011 (MAA52001)

Executive summary

The South Asia region is home to half of the world's population and is a region of great socio-economic contrasts as well as cultural and political diversity. The region includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and remains one of the most disadvantaged regions of the world. Situated on the most seismic-active crusts on earth, the frequency and magnitude of natural disasters in South Asia is high and continues to increase as a result of rapid and uncontrolled urbanization, deforestation and the effects of climate

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Protecting hospitals and health centres before disasters saves lives

Geneva -- The destruction of hundreds of hospitals and clinics in Pakistan's ongoing floods, Haiti's earthquake and other disasters underscores the threats faced by health services today in urban areas throughout the world, and the need to ensure such facilities can withstand emergencies and keep saving lives. To mark today's International Day for Disaster Reduction, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on governments and the international community to take measures that ensure existing and new health facilities are resilient enough to survive earthquakes,
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(Islamabad/ Geneva /New York: 12 October 2010): Within the first few days of his appointment and in a clear statement of closeness to the people, the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Assistance to Pakistan, Mr. Rauf Engin Soysal, accompanied by his spouse, Ms. Tulay Soysal, visited flood-ravaged Sindh to assess the latest situation of the ongoing humanitarian relief effort. Mr. Soysal and the Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan, Mr. Martin Mogwanja, spoke with families who have been displaced by the floods and met with the local authorities, including