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30 Sep 2008 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

21 Jan 2008 description

This year, three key developments have influenced WHO's emergency work: 1) the increasing demands from Member States to strengthen WHO's emergency response operations; 2) the implementation of the humanitarian reform, resulting in new responsibilities for WHO; and 3) lessons learned during recent crises.

14 May 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No.

21 Nov 2003 description

By Intikhab Amir

PESHAWAR, Nov 20: Non-provision of sufficient funds to the flood relief cell, NWFP, has brought its operations to a virtual halt.

This is evident in the authorities failure to implement the recently issued instructions of Chief Minister Akram Khan Durrani viz-a-viz distribution of compensation funds among the flood victims of Dir upper district, according to official sources.

07 Apr 2003 description

Experts from Iran and nine neighbouring countries will cooperate in identifying ways to reduce the risks posed by such natural disasters as drought and earthquakes, which can undermine development gains and worsen poverty.

21 Feb 2003 description

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb 21 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency is rushing to help Afghan refugees hit by heavy rains in northern and western Pakistan, providing them with emergency assistance like shelter, food and blankets. Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, the storms have brought hope that the long years of drought could be over.

20 Feb 2003 description

Geneva, 20 February 2003 - Torrential rains have lashed drought-stricken parts of Pakistan causing chaos for the past week. According to local media reports, the downpour has left thousands of people homeless. At least 60 people are reported to have lost their lives and more than hundred people have been injured.

20 Feb 2003 description
map ReliefWeb

"Pakistan was the worst
affected with the death of
51 persons."

20 Feb 2003 description
map AlertNet

An image from February 20 illustrates the extent of floods in the Hyderabad-Karachi area of Pakistan.
Satellite imagery supplied courtesy of NASA

19 Feb 2003 description
report IRIN

ISLAMABAD, 19 February (IRIN) - Maqbul Masih, aged 50, looks after his wife and three children by selling sweets in a small wooden shop in a slum area of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. He was forced to live in a tent in July 2001 after his mud house was washed away by severe flooding. But he now faces even more misery, as the heaviest winter rains in five years have left his makeshift home waterlogged.

19 Feb 2003 description
report Frontier Post

Shahnawaz Khan

LAHORE: The heavy thunderstorm that on Tuesday afternoon converted into a Tornado claimed the lives of three while injuring over 250 locals of over seven villages fall in the area of Farooqabad, District Sheikhupura around 45 kilometres far from the provincial metropolis. Due to Tornado hundred of house rooftops flown away while electricity and telephone polls were reportedly fallen on the ground. Hundreds of cattle also reportedly killed and all over the 'calamity hit villages' there were thousand of trees lying there.

19 Feb 2003 description

Ref. OCHA/GVA - 2003/0033
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Pakistan - Storm
occurred: 17 February 2003

This report is based on information provided by the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Pakistan and the media.

19 Feb 2003 description

ISLAMABAD, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Four days of deadly winter rain and snow sweeping across Pakistan, Afghanistan and India have killed at least 77 people, officials and state media reported on Wednesday.

The state-run Pakistan Television said at least 62 people had been killed in Pakistan alone and hundreds of houses destroyed in the heaviest winter rain in three decades.

It said nine people were killed on Wednesday in the town of Abbottabad, 60 km (40 miles) north of Islamabad and another five in Havalian, 40 km (25 miles) north of the capital, when their houses collapsed.

On Tuesday …

18 Feb 2003 description
report IRIN

ISLAMABAD, 18 February (IRIN) - Heavy rains and snow across Pakistan have battered parts of the country, with reports of deaths and devastation caused to land and households.

18 Feb 2003 description

By Tahir Ikram

ISLAMABAD, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Nearly 35 people have been killed in South Asia in heavy winter rains and snow which have lashed Pakistan, India and Afghanistan this week, officials said on Tuesday.

About 170 people have been injured.

Twenty-seven have died in Pakistan alone, which has been hit by torrential rain in the southern part of the country.

11 Nov 2002 description
report UN News Service

Harnessing modern technology and increasing regional cooperation in disaster preparedness could save lives and help prevent some of the billions of dollars in property damage each year across Asian and the Pacific, United Nations officials stressed today at a meeting in Bangkok.

23 Jul 2002 description


U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Note: This updates Fact Sheet #1 dated November 15, 2001

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