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03 Nov 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems


Medical team leaves for KP to assist earthquake affectees

Dengue fever outbreak in its intense phase

Relief, rehabilitation continues in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Earthquake 2015: Are Pakistanis mobilised best when calamities are of colossal magnitudes?

NDMA vows to help earthquake survivors rebuild before winter After the earthquake

Crackdown: Traffic police to arrest people driving without a licence

Turkey to provide 34 T-37 aircraft free of cost to Pakistan

11 Jun 2015 description
report Evidence on Demand

This topic guide on mainstreaming environment and climate change into humanitarian action is intended for Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Advisers in the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and other development professionals. It is presented in 4 main sections and includes a glossary, reference list/bibliography, list of relevant organisations, and an annex with additional background information. It includes 5 case studies.

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.

14 Jul 2014 description
report IRIN

ATTABAD, 14 July 2014 (IRIN) - Four and a half years after a landslide and subsequent flooding in northern Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan State killed 19 people and displaced around 25,000, a solution to the plight of local residents seems as far off as ever.

The area that used to house a handful of bustling communities is a 22km-long pool of water dubbed Attabad Lake. Looking out from its banks, the shells of dozens of homes rise up from the blue-green waters.

01 Nov 2012 description

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.

30 May 2012 description

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..

28 May 2012 description

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.

30 Apr 2012 description

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.

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26 Mar 2012 description
report IRIN

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.

27 Jan 2012 description

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.

31 Dec 2011 description

Pakistan's vulnerability to natural and human induced disasters is characterized by earthquakes, floods, droughts, cyclones, landslides, sea hazards and a range of complex emergencies. The response to the earthquake of 2005 signified the importance of a national platform to manage and coordinate the response efforts to deal with the risk of disasters in a synchronized manner.

10 Oct 2011 description
report Internews Network

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.

12 Aug 2011 description

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.

17 Feb 2011 description
report Government of Japan


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.