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This issue of Knowledge Matters starts with an overview of how Concern understands community resilience and goes on to share learning emerging from its programmes across the drylands of the Sahel and East Africa including Chad, Sudan, Niger, Kenya and Somalia as well as the more flood and earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It shares new programme models and tools being used by Concern such as the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition Surge Approach and the Flood Resilience Measurement Tool.
Countrywide Conflict Displacement
Since the beginning of the year, a total of 6,966 displaced people have been recorded in OCHA’s Displacement Tracking System (DTS), all of them displaced in 2018. The highest number of displaced people this year was reported from the North-Eastern Region.
On 31 January 2018, two earthquakes felt in different regions of Pakistan. Detail of earthquakes are as under:-
a. Earthquake in District Lasbela, Balochistan.
Earthquake of 4.9 Magnitude, 23 km depth, epicentre 20 km east of Bela originated at 1059 hours.
b. Across the Country.
Earthquake of 6.2 Magnitude, 169 km depth, epicentre 35 km south of Jurm, Badakshan Province, Hindukush Region, Afghanistan at 1207 hours. Earthquake map is attached as Annex A.
2. Actions Taken by NDMA
KABUL, Jan 31 (Reuters) - A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northeast Afghanistan on Wednesday, shaking large parts of the region and killing a child and injuring several people in neighbouring Pakistan, officials said.
Read the story on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
January 31, 2018 6:18 AM
A young Pakistani girl was killed Wednesday by a strong earthquake that struck several thousand kilometers away in northeast Afghanistan.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter of the 6.1 magnitude quake was located about 35 kilometers south of Jarm in the Hindu Kush region near the border with Tajikistan, at a depth of 191 kilometers.
The fatality occurred in Pakistan's Baluchistan's province. The child was killed when the roof of her mud-walled house collapsed. At least nine other people were injured.
In 2017, South Asia was impacted by large-scale natural and human-caused disasters.
Chronic conflicts, drought, earthquakes, floods, seasonal storms, and severe winter weather, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and man-made disasters in the region.
The Asia-Pacific E-Resilience Toolkit offers insights into a spectrum of available ICT tools and best practices that may benefit policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance e-resilience and disaster risk management.
Pakistan is one of the country’s most vulnerable to natural and human-induced disasters worldwide.
In the past fifteen years it has experienced large-scale earthquakes, floods, droughts and complex emergencies. Its humanitarian preparedness and response capacity has developed tremendously in that time. Pakistan already has significant experience of major humanitarian cash transfer programmes and is actively building on this foundation.
In recent years, Pakistan has become a food surplus country and a major producer of wheat and rice. However, despite the growth in food production, the poorest and most vulnerable members of the population cannot afford a sufficient and nutritious diet.
Humanitarian Neeeds Summary
This report, the result of internal research by CARE International, argues that partnerships in humanitarian response not only meet lifesaving needs but can also address gender inequalities. Based on the review of five recent emergency responses, the report explores which partnership models and practices can best foster gendertransformative humanitarian action.
“Integrated Context Analysis” tool to rank vulnerability launched.
Women in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) receive livestock management training.
Roll-out WFP’s stunting prevention model.
Punjab food safety laboratories assessed to meet food rules and regulations.
WFP supporting FAO on cash-based transfers.
Community Based Disaster Risk Management – preparedness training updates.
Islamabad; November 17, 2017:
On directives of the Prime Minister of Pakistan National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has dispatched humanitarian relief assistance to the earthquake victim of Iran. A full load of C-130 plane carrying 12 tons of relief goods left to Tehran from Nur Khan Airbase on Friday afternoon. The shipment included 165 tents, 1050 blankets, 200 tarpaulin, 200 plastic mats, perishable items and other supplies. The relief consignment was handed over by NDMA team to Iranian officials at Tehran airport.
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