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29 May 2017 description

In 2010, the humanitarian community established the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as a pooled fund mechanism to provide rapid and flexible funds in country at the onset of an emergency.

The majority of PHPF funding acts as a bridge to cover gaps in humanitarian service provision of urgent humanitarian needs. In many cases, this has been the only funding available to meet critical humanitarian needs.

02 Sep 2016 description

In 2010, the humanitarian community established the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as a pooled fund mechanism to provide rapid and flexible funds in country at the onset of an emergency.

The majority of PHPF funding acts as a bridge to cover gaps in humanitarian service provision of urgent humanitarian needs. In many cases, this has been the only funding available to meet critical humanitarian needs.

05 Jul 2016 description

Overview

Following unseasonably heavy pre-monsoon rains, Pakistan continues to be adversely affected by severe weather events. According to the Provincial Disaster Management Agency of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, heavy rains hit Ursoon village in south-west Chitral district on the evening of 2 July. The resulting flash flood washed away a mosque, an army check post, and numerous houses resulting in the death of 29 people. Of these 29, two were women and seven were children. Forty six houses were either fully or partially damaged, and 13 people remain missing.

14 Apr 2016 description

Overview

Unseasonably heavy pre-monsoon rains have affected 53 districts across Pakistan. Since 9 March 2016, 262 people have been killed, and 223 injured, with 56% of the fatalities occurring in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The rains have caused flooding, and landslides and have damaged almost 2,700 houses. Gilgit Baltistan is experiencing food shortages due to landslides on the Karakoram Highway, which remains closed. Most interior district roads remain open and passable, and damage to telecommunication infrastructure was minimal.

11 Apr 2016 description

Overview

A powerful earthquake struck Badakshan Province in Afghanistan 10 April and also affected a large area of Pakistan.

According to the US Geological Service the magnitude 6.6 quake struck at 10:28 UTC (UTC), at a depth of 210 kilometers, with the epicenter in Badakshan, Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush mountain range. Considerable shaking was felt in Khyber Paktunkhwa (KP), the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), and Pakistan Administered Kashmir, as well as in the capital Islamabad.

04 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most remaining IDPs are expected to return to FATA in 2016.

  • With over 1.5 million remain- ing registered Afghan refu- gees, Pakistan constitutes the world’s largest protracted refugee situation.

  • Female-headed households have more dif culty access- ing assistance due to a lack of documentation and cultural restrictions.

  • Displacement and natural disasters compound already high rates of food insecurity in Pakistan.

03 Feb 2016 description

In 2010, the humanitarian community established the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as a pooled fund mechanism to provide rapid and flexible funds in-country at the onset of an emergency.

The majority of PHPF funding acts as a bridge to cover gaps in humanitarian service provision of urgent humanitarian needs. In many cases, this has been the only funding available to meet critical humanitarian needs.

28 Dec 2015 description

Overview

On 26 December 2015, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan and Pakistan. The epicenter of the quake was in the remote Afghan province of Badakhshan, close to the border with Pakistan and Tajikistan.

07 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 280 dead after 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan.

• Health and education concerns for vulnerable children in quake-affected areas.

• CERF allocation to support 45,000 families of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas with lifesaving health, water, sanitation, shelter, protection, food, education, and nutrition services.

• Cash Transfer Programming offers freedom and dignity of choice in humanitarian crises.

QUAKE FIGURES

Casualties 280

Houses Damaged 107,389

11 Nov 2015 description

Overview

The earthquake affected areas in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas remain the focus of relief efforts. The region will continue to receive rain and snowfall in the coming week. The number of damaged houses continues to rise as assessments continue. In KP 31 percent of the fatalities were women and 38 per cent children.

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06 Nov 2015 description
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Overview

Khyber - Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas were the most affected districts in the earthquake, and are the focus of relief activities.

The se areas received heavy showers and some snowfall during the week, compounding the hardship of the affected population.

03 Nov 2015 description

Situation Overview

The number of houses reported damaged by the earthquake is increasing considerably as more information becomes available on difficult to access areas. The Government estimates that over 59,000 houses have been damaged, of which 85 per cent are in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 14 per cent are in FATA. The districts of Chitral, Shangla, Swat, and Upper and Lower Dir are the worst affected, and account for nearly 70 per cent of the houses damaged across the country.

26 Oct 2015 description

Islamabad, 26 October, 2015

A powerful earthquake struck Badakshan Province in Afghanistan today and also affected a large area of Pakistan. According to the US Geological Service the magnitude 7.5 quake struck at 09:09 UTC (UTC), was 196 kilometers (121 miles) deep, and the epicenter was 82 kilometers southeast of Feyzabad, Afganistan in the Hindu Kush mountain range. Considerable shaking was felt in Khyber Paktunkhwa (KP), the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan Administered Kashmir, Punjab, and Balochistan as well as in the capital Islamabad.

13 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Each returning IDP family will receive a cash transfer of approximately US$250.

  • 1.6 million people affected by the monsoon floods in 2015.

  • Government sends 54 million flood early warning SMS messages.

  • Findings from Pakistan consultations to feed into 2016 World Humanitarian Summit.

FIGURES

Estimated IDPs in KP and FATA (UNHCR): 1.2 million

Expected returnees to FATA in 2015: 1 million

12 Oct 2015 description

Pakistan remains among the most disaster-prone countries, with a history of humanitarian emergencies caused by floods, drought, cyclones, earthquakes, crises and insecurity.

In 2010, the humanitarian community established the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as a pooled fund mechanism to provide rapid and flexible funds in-country at the onset of an emergency, as an adjunct to other funding streams.

PHPFs allow Humanitarian Country Teams—who are best informed of the situation on the ground—to swiftly allocate resources where they are most needed.

27 Jul 2015 description

Heavy monsoon rains, the rapid melting of snow and outbursts from glacial lakes have led to flash floods and the flooding of the Indus River in various locations across Pakistan. The floods have affected 23 Districts across Pakistan with 55 reported fatalities and 14 people injured. Chitral District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and six Districts of Punjab province have been hit the hardest, with a high risk of floods in Sindh province in coming days. The Pakistan Army and Government authorities are providing immediate response.