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Sur to get flood protection dam

A major flood protection project will be constructed in Sur to prevent a repeat of the death and devastation caused by flood events of recent years, including the tropical storms of 2007 and 2010. Under plans drawn up by the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, the flood protection scheme will comprise of a number of components at the heart of which is a new dam that will be constructed across Wadi Rafsah.

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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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Government of India and the World Bank Sign Agreement to Support India's National Program to Reduce Risks from Cyclones

Report
World Bank
Press Release No:2011/293/SAR

NEW DELHI, January 14, 2011 - More than one million people living in the coastal areas of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh are set to benefit from a program financed by the World Bank to provide $255 million to support the first phase of the Government of India's national program to mitigate the impact of cyclones.

World Bank Group President, Robert B. Zoellick, joined India's Finance Minister, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, and Mr. M. Shashidhar Reddy, Vice Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority

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India: Disasters, climate change cloud Indian children's prospects

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AlertNet
11 Nov 2010 14:49:00 GMT

Written by: AlertNet correspondent

By Nilanjana Bhowmick

NEW DELHI (AlertNet) - When cyclone Aila hit the coastal village where Naseema lived in May last year, salt water invaded the paddy fields and fisheries, taking away her husband's work as a day labourer.

Her children contracted skin infections and severe diarrhoea after using water from a contaminated tube well in the village. Having lost their meagre income of around $1 a day, the family had no choice but to leave their home of many years.

They moved from Simulhati in the Indian

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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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Pakistan: Cyclone PHET and floods DREF operation n° MDRPK005 - Final Report

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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.

Period covered by this final report: 8 June to 25 June 2010.

Summary: CHF 192,872 (USD 166,717 or

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Albania + 38 others
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Appeal No. MAA00010 Mid-Year report

This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) capacity to assist National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

Programme(s) summary: At 30 June 2010, IFRC had made 73 allocations from the DREF to support 67 different operations for a total of 11,285,280 Swiss francs bringing assistance to over 3.5

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USAID/DCHA Pakistan - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #9, Fiscal Year (FY) 2010

Note: The last fact sheet was dated May 26, 2010. KEY DEVELOPMENTS

- Government of Pakistan (GoP) authorities continue to register internally displaced persons (IDPs) willing to return from Dera Ismail (D.I.) Khan and Tank districts, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK)-formerly named North-West Frontier Province-to areas of origin in South Waziristan Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). As of July 9, authorities had registered 15,600 individuals for return, including 6,600 IDPs in Tank District and 9,000 others in D.I. Khan District, according to USAID/OFDA implementing partners.

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Angola + 20 others
GLOBAL: Could be a busy season for disasters

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IRIN
JOHANNESBURG, 8 July 2010 (IRIN) - The La Niña phenomenon has officially arrived and disaster response teams around the world might need to brace themselves for heavier monsoons, bigger and more frequent hurricanes, and angrier cyclones.

"There is global consensus that we are at the beginning of a La Niña, but we cannot pronounce the intensity of the event yet - we have to wait for it to evolve," said Rupa Kumar Kolli, Chief of the World Climate Applications and Services Division at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

La Niña is characterised by unusually

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PAKISTAN: Cyclone-hit communities brace for monsoon

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IRIN
KETI BANDAR, 30 June 2010 (IRIN) - Experts have warned that coastal communities in the southern Pakistan province of Sindh, already affected by Cyclone Phet on 6 June, face further homelessness, food insecurity and the threat of water-borne diseases in the upcoming monsoon.

Sindh's Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has declared an emergency in the districts of Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Tharparkar, Mirpurkhas and Umerkot. It said of the 52,205 people evacuated from these areas prior to Cyclone Phet, 29,135 were in

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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.

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Pakistan: PRCS Monsoon 2010 Information Bulletin

Note: This Information Bulletin has been compiled through various sources and is solely for information purposes.

Background

'Monsoon' refers to the seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation. Monsoon winds blow from cold to warm regions because cold air takes up more space than warm air. Monsoons blow from the land toward the sea in winter and from the sea toward land in the summer.

Source: (www.mrdowling.com/612-monsoon.html)

There are four well-marked seasons in

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Pakistan: Cyclone PHET and floods - DREF operation n° MDRPK005 - Operation Update n°1

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Summary: CHF 192,872 (USD 166,717 or EUR 139,717) was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 8 June 2010 to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to at least 1,000 families (7,000 beneficiaries) affected by the Cyclone PHET and the floods.

A joint rapid assessment was carried out by the PRCS and International Federation country office in the affected areas in the immediate aftermath of the disaster. The assessment findings

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Pakistan: Rains damage millions of tons of wheat in Sindh

By Saleem Shaikh

KARACHI: A huge quantity of recently procured wheat has been damaged during recent rains in many parts of the province, while quality of the grain packed in polymer bags is eroding, causing financial loss to the government.

Heavy rains in the wake of recent cyclone, which hit coastal areas of Badin and Thatta districts, damaged millions of tons of wheat lying in the open.

The estimates of losses projected by the food department are Rs390 million, officials, however, admitted that actual losses may be more.

It is learnt that about six million tons

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World Bank Supports India's Effort to Mitigate Risks from Natural Disasters

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World Bank
WASHINGTON, DC, June 22, 2010 - The World Bank today approved a $255 million assistance for the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (I) (NCRMP-I) in support of the first phase of the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Program. The objective of the program is to help India mitigate the risks and vulnerability of its people to natural disasters, especially cyclones. The first phase is financed through a Credit from the IDA (International Development Association), complemented with $64 million from the Government's budget.

India is highly vulnerable to natural

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India: Development projects increasing cyclone vulnerability, experts warn

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AlertNet
By Manipadma Jena

BHUBANESWAR, India (AlertNet) - India's mineral-rich Orissa State is fast becoming a hub for investment. But experts warn poorly-planned development projects are threatening its mangrove forests, which offer vital protection against the cyclones that regularly batter India's east coast.

"In the climate-constrained world of today, 'development' itself can turn into a threat to life, livelihood and the environment," said Biswajit Mohanty, Orissa's best-known environmentalist and secretary of the Wildlife Society of Orissa.

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Kenya + 1 other
HOTLINE - week of June 14, 2010: Pakistan, Kenya

(Extract)

Pakistan

Cyclone Phet hit south Pakistan on June 6, bringing heavy rains, high winds and severe flooding. Some 250,000 people are affected, and standing water continues to pose health risks. Lack of safe drinking water and insufficient access to food and shelter are also concerns.

CWS is distributing relief supplies for 1,025 families in Dasso and Pattan and is focusing on possible support for rehabilitation needs in Balochistan. CWS is in close contact with our local partners and other agencies responding to the disaster and will continue to respond as necessary.

Kenya