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10 Sep 2014 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Pakistan has a long history of being disproportionately affected by natural disasters. The greater frequency and increasing intensity of these disasters have had an adverse impact on the livelihoods and food security of the affected population; particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable living in the remote, rural parts of the country. Between 2010 and 2012, Pakistan experienced three consecutive floods due to unprecedented monsoon rains.

02 Apr 2014 description

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.

30 Mar 2014 description

This year the DEC has launched an extremely important appeal for Syria, and continued its work in three major responses: East Africa, Pakistan and Haiti, each of which was amongst our very largest appeals.

In East Africa, where a lethal combination of drought, conflict and environmental failure caused the first famine of the 21st century, DEC funded work has reached over 2.3m people. The huge humanitarian effort in the region has been broadly successful but the crisis has highlighted serious issues with the world’s ability to respond to very clear early warnings of disaster.

04 Feb 2014 description

ERF scales up support to vulnerable people

Donors’ contributions to the Fund in 2013 increased by 77 per cent

The Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in Pakistan has enhanced its support to people in need of humanitarian assistance across Pakistan, thanks to a 77 per cent increase in donor contributions in 2013.

In 2013, the Fund allocated $13.2 million to 78 projects targeting 4 million people in need after receiving $10 million from Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom in 2013 with a carry-over of approximately $5.8 million from 2012.

27 Jan 2014 description

Question
Community-based disaster risk management in Pakistan: Please provide an overview of the literature on Community-Based Disaster Risk Management in Pakistan. Identify successes and failures (including with regard to inclusion), and key factors of success and failure. Where possible, consider variation among provinces, engagement with local and district government, and the types and methodologies of interventions supported, including links with environmental management.

27 Jan 2014 description

Refugees /Asylum Seekers

The number of (non-Syrian) registered refugees and asylum seekers is now 42,683. Between June and August, a total of 871 refugees and asylum seekers mainly from Palestine, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran were registered with UNHCR Iraq. A large number (29,550) are in the KR, while 12,640 are in the centre and 493 are in southern Iraq. UNHCR provides protection and assistance to the refugees while seeking durable solutions to their situation, through voluntary repatriation, resettlement or local integration.

26 Jan 2014 description

Highlights

  • Domestic retail prices of staple cereals continued the upward trend in November, with significant price differential amongst provinces.

  • Most non-cereal food commodities also registered an increase in prices.

  • Due to an increase in wheat flour price, the average terms-of-trade for the low income earners worsened by 3.5%.

21 Jan 2014 description

Foreword by Foreign Secretary William Hague

The promotion and protection of human rights is at the heart of the UK’s foreign policy objectives. I, along with my ministerial team, consistently raise human rights violations wherever and whenever they occur. And with this in mind, I am delighted to introduce the FCO’s 2012 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report, which details our efforts to promote human rights during 2012.

03 Jan 2014 description
report Save the Children

The past decade has witnessed unprecedented progress in education, with millions more children in school. But there is a growing crisis in learning. Millions of children in school are unable to read, write or calculate,

The Right to Learn showcases the work of five organisations working to support local action to improve schools – UWEZO in East Africa, Equal Education in South Africa, Ação Educativa in Brazil, ASER in India and ASER in Pakistan.

03 Jan 2014 description
report Oxfam

Authors
Stoddart, Hannah

ISBN
978-1-78077-537-1

Oxfam’s vision is of a just world without poverty and suffering. If people are empowered to help themselves, and to help others in their communities, a chain reaction of change can be set in motion. Oxfam calls this lifting lives for good. To spread that change and make it last, political solutions are needed to tackle the root causes of poverty and create societies where empowered individuals can thrive.