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Malteser International is preparing initial flood relief measures for the population of the district of Chitral, in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, who have been strongly affected by heavy rain and flooding. Malteser International will support the health authorities of the district, which neighbours Afghanistan, by providing medication, hygiene and baby kits, mosquito nets, water purification tablets, information material and personnel.
Focus on people with disabitlities in disaster risk reduction programs in 10 Asian countries
Asia-Pacific is the world’s most vulnerable region for natural disasters and extreme weather events. Every year, hurricanes and floods in those regions bring death and destruction, affecting hundreds of thousands. Although disasters affect all population groups, it is the most vulnerable among them that suffer the greatest burden: persons with disabilities.
Cologne. November in Pakistan means first snow and bitter cold for many Pakistani people that were already affected by the floods in July and August. Malteser International, the relief service of the Order of Malta for worldwide humanitarian aid, will provide emergency shelters for 3,500 people in Kohistan, situated in Pakistan's high mountains. Emergency relief has not yet reached all inhabitants of the Palas Valley as it is difficult to access due to its limited number of access ways that often also were destroyed by the floods.
13 October: International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
Cologne. „Every Euro we spend on disaster risk reduction does not only save lives but also helps us save five Euros which we would have to spend for emergency relief later on", Ingo Radtke, Secretary General of Malteser International, the relief service of the Order of Malta for worldwide humanitarian aid, states on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October.
Cologne/Islamabad. With a call for an enlargement of disaster risk reduction in Pakistan and with a further extension of their relief measures Malteser International, the worldwide relief service of the Order of Malta for humanitarian aid, reacts to the insufficient basic health care for the people after the flooding. "The floodwaters are receding, but Pakistan remains a highly endangered country", Dr. Juergen Clemens, Malteser International Senior Desk Officer Pakistan, points out.
Head of assessment team returns from Swat valley
Cologne/Islamabad. Malteser International, the worldwide relief service of the Order of Malta for humanitarian aid, is preparing first measures for reconstruction and rehabilitation in the districts of Swat, Kohistan and Punjab.
Islamabad/Cologne. "The supply with medical relief is absolutely insufficient so far" reports Roland Hansen, head of the Asia Department at Malteser International, the worldwide relief service of the Order of Malta for humanitarian aid. "The World Health Organisation has therefore asked us to set up to two additional medical teams in Kohistan in the northern Pakistan and to expand our relief to Pundjab."
On Saturday 28 August, Ruth Goehlen, Pakistan expert, will travel to Pakistan for Malteser International.
Swat/Islamabad. Malteser International, the worldwide relief service of the Order of Malta for humanitarian aid, is now expanding its help for Pakistan's flood victims. Now also Kohistan, neighboring district to the Swat-Valley, is in focus for the helpers. "We will provide medical relief to the about 50,000 people that are living in this area," says Dr.
To mark the World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, Malteser International points to the basic principles of humanitarian assistance: impartiality, independence and neutrality.
The implementation of these principals is often a challenge - the current relief activities in Pakistan are a good example for that.
Islamabad/Cologne. The three teams of Malteser International, the relief service of the Order of Malta for humanitarian aid, that are working in the Swat valley in Basic Health Units since the flooding started, are caring for more than 600 patient each day. Additionally to the work in the Health Units, a fourth team cares for injured and ill people coming to mobile clinics that are set up in a different village every day.
Swat/Cologne. In addition to its medical emergency relief for about 10,000 people in the Swat Valley, Malteser International, the relief service of the Order of Malta for humanitarian aid, will also distribute staple food - flour, rice, oil, salt and sugar - to 2,000 families in the severely affected districts of Swat and Kohistan to assure their survival for the next three months. Furthermore, the families will receive family kits with cooking equipment and tarpaulins to protect themselves against the enduring rain.
Swat/Cologne. Malteser International, the relief service of the Order of Malta for worldwide humanitarian aid, provides emergency relief for about 10,000 flood-affected families in Swat District with three medical teams, each of them consisting of a medical doctor, a midwife, a nurse and a hygiene consultant. Furthermore, the teams will distribute water purification tablets and 1,000 hygiene kits. These kits contain toothbrushes and paste, soap, shampoo, towels, canisters for drinking water, multi-detergent and sanitary items for women.
Islamabad/Cologne. Nearly a year since more than three million people had to flee from the military operations in the northwest of Pakistan, Malteser International, the relief service of the Order of Malta for worldwide humanitarian aid, together with the "Pakistan Humanitarian Forum" points out that the crisis is far from over.
The lack of international funding threatens the relief activities for more than 1.3 million people that are displaced at present and dependant on emergency relief to survive.
Malteser International sends three medical teams to the Swat District
Cologne. Three medical teams of Malteser International are providing health care for internally displaced people now returning to their home villages in the Swat District in north-western Pakistan. "There is currently no adequate health care for the returning families," reports Dr. Jürgen Clemens, Malteser International Desk Officer for Pakistan.
Emergency aid also adapted to the needs of returnees
Cologne - With financial support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, Malteser International will distribute 4,000 hygiene kits to more than 28,000 internally displaced people accommodated by host communities in Mardan District. The kits are to improve the health and hygiene situation. Their content is designed for families of up to eight members.
"From mid-July we are expecting the monsoon season to start which usually causes heavy rains and flooding", Dr.
Cologne. With two mobile medical teams sent to the north-western part of Pakistan Malteser International joins efforts with the humanitarian community to provide medical care for the 2.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), many amongst them women and children. "The flow of IDPs does not come to a halt", reports Dr.
Cologne. Malteser International sends two mobile teams of local doctors and midwives to the north-west of Pakistan. "The fighting between Pakistan's army and Taliban rebels in the past two weeks has forced 800,000 people to leave their homes. The total number of people internally displaced within Pakistan has risen to around 1,5 Million. The situation is worsening.
Cologne. - After the heavy earthquake in Pakistan, Malteser International is supporting the Joint Assessment conducted by the "Pakistan Humanitarian Forum". As part of this, the organisation sends a medical doctor to the affected region in Beluchistan where the earthquake caused more than 160 deaths. In the district of Ziarat alone, more than 50,000 people are af-fected.
Furthermore, Malteser International is preparing for emergency relief in the disaster area to help the survivors of the earthquake.